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The Protecting Our Kids Act or H.R. 7910 was passed on Wednesday evening by the House of Representatives and is headed to the U. S. Senate. 218 Democrats and five Republicans voted in favor (223) of the Protecting Our Kids Act. Two Democrats and 202 Republicans voted against (204) the Act with Republican Trey Hollingsworth out of Indiana being the single no vote.

The bill proposes to change many federal firearm laws, regulations on weapons and devices and establishes new criminal offense.

-generally prohibits the sale or transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms to individuals who are under 21 years of age;

-establishes new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking and related conduct;

-establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers);

-establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels;

-subjects bump stocks to regulation under federal firearms laws;

-generally prohibits the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices; and

-requires the Department of Justice to report on the demographic data of persons who are determined to be ineligible to purchase a firearm based on a background check performed by the national instant criminal background check system.


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