House Passes Major Gun Reform Bill That Includes…

The Second Amendment is in the fight for its life at the moment, as the Democratic Party again looks to ride a wave of empathy into radical changes to our right to bear arms.

The massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is the impetus for this round of gun control talks, and the House of Representatives took only two weeks to deliver a bill that would drastically change the way we sell firearms to the public.

House lawmakers on Wednesday vote to set the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons at 21 in response to a string of high-profile shootings.

The legislation passed 223-204, mostly along party lines. […]

The bill would also prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds.

The vote comes after a House committee heard testimony from recent shooting victims and family members, including from 11-year-old girl Miah Cerrillo, who covered herself with a dead classmate’s blood to avoid being shot at the Uvalde elementary school last month.

The House bill stitches together a variety of proposals Democrats had introduced before the recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. The suspects in the shootings at the Uvalde, elementary school and Buffalo supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the semi-automatic weapons used in the attacks.

But is there really a possibility that this could become law?

It has little chance of clearing the Senate as it pursues negotiations focused on improving mental health programs, bolstering school security and enhancing background checks.

Setting new limits on the Second Amendment has long been seen as a sort of “infringement” on the right itself, spurring fierce opposition from Conservatives.