The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will take up proposed legislation next week that would ban certain “assault weapons,” the panel said on Friday.
The committee will meet next Wednesday, July 20, to mark up the bill, which “would ban the sale, import, manufacture or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons,” the panel said in a statement. If the measure passes the committee, House Democratic leaders, who control the chamber, could bring it to the floor for a full vote before sending it to the 50-50 divided Senate, where it needs 60 votes to pass.
The bill, if enacted, would allow the sale of such weapons that are already lawfully possessed and would not apply to antique, manually-operated, or certain hunting and sporting firearms, the House panel stated….


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