June 1, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The House Judiciary Committee announced it will markup a gun control package on Thursday. The “Protecting Our Kids Act” includes proposals that would raise the age limit to purchase some semi-automatic rifles to 21 years old, establish a federal ban on new high-capacity magazines, and create a new federal firearms offense for gun trafficking and straw purchases. Another two proposals would address safe gun storage. It would also codify several Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives gun regulations, including banning the further sale of “bump stocks” and subjecting ghost guns, which are assembled from kits or 3-D printed, to the same serial number and background check requirements as traditional firearms. (Articles here, here, here, and here)