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US House passes bill to ban semi-automatic weapons

Parlamentar democrata David Cicilline (à esquerda) apresentou o projeto, que criminaliza a venda, fabricação, transferência, posse ou importação de vários tipos de armas semiautomáticas no país
Democrat parliamentarian David Cicilline (left) introduced the bill, which criminalizes the sale, manufacture, transfer, possession or importation of various types of semi-automatic weapons in the country| Photo: EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

The United States House of Representatives approved this Friday (

) a bill to criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, possession or importation of various types of semi-automatic weapons in the country. 2920510029205100 Matter reactivates restrictions first imposed on 1994, but which expired a decade later. Authored by Democratic lawmaker David Cicilline, whose party is trying to impose stricter controls on firearms after the recent shootings in the country, the bill passed with 217 favorable votes and 213 against, with nearly all Republican representatives voting against.

29205100Now, the matter goes to the Senate, where the two parties share the house with 07 chairs each.

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