US Congress votes to ban assault weapons

The US approved a ban on assault weapons. Democrats say the law, which renewed a federal ban that expired almost two decades ago, is a much-needed response to the recent mass shootings.

At the same time, there are doubts that the bill will pass through the Senate. nbc news.

The bill was passed by a predominantly party vote of 217 to 213, with two Republicans voting in favor of the measure and five Democrats opposed.

It is also noted that the level of GOP opposition indicates that the bill is unlikely to move in an evenly divided Senate, where it will need the support of at least 10 Republicans. It is also unknown whether all 50 Democrats in the Senate will support this measure.

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Earlier, US President Joe Biden expressed his strong intention to ban the sale of assault weapons in the country. weaponswhich was mainly used by attackers during the latest tragedies in public places and schools in America.

As Ukrinform reported, the Government of Canada announced on the program of compulsory redemption of firearms from the population, which has been banned in recent years.

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