House to vote on assault weapons ban before August recess

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday will vote on Democratic legislation to ban assault weapons, presumably including AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles designed originally for the military that are an increasingly common choice of mass shooters.

Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman says it’s unclear if the bill will pass: “gonna be tight.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the vote, which comes just before the August recess.

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“Today, our Democratic Majority will take up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban legislation,” Pelosi declared in a letter to Democratic lawmakers, calling it “a crucial step in our ongoing fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence in our nation.”

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