Texas House Committee Passes Bill to Raise Age for Purchasing Semi-Automatic Rifles

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The Texas House Select Committee on Community Safety has passed House Bill 2744, a proposed law that seeks to increase the minimum age requirement for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle. The bill, which garnered a vote of 8-5, was presented after a press conference with Democratic lawmakers and Uvalde families calling for stricter gun control measures.

If passed, the bill will increase the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21 years old. The proposed law has now advanced to the House Calendars Committee, where it will undergo further scrutiny before a possible vote in the House.

The current legislative session is set to conclude on May 29th, lawmakers have just three weeks to deliberate on the bill’s passage. The proposed measure, if implemented, would likely have far-reaching implications for gun control legislation in Texas.

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