(RepublicanWire.org) – The House passed a bill on Friday that bans certain semi-automatic assault weapons.
The legislation in a move toward removing the rights of law-abiding citizens and an infringement on the Second Amendment.
The bill narrowly passed with a 217-213 vote, according to Fox News.
The following two Republicans voted in favor of the legislation:
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn.
Rep. Chris Jacobs, R-N.Y.
The following five Democrats voted against the bill:
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas
Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas
Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oreg.
Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc
All seven Representatives broke with typical party lines, the outlet reports.
“Today, our Democratic Majority will take up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban legislation: a crucial step in our ongoing fight against the deadly epidemic of gun violence in our nation,” Pelosi said, according to CNN.
“Today, House Democrats acted by unifying to pass an assault weapons ban to keep weapons of war off our streets, save lives in this country, and reduce crime in our communities,” Biden commented. “The Senate should move quickly to get this bill to my desk, and I will not stop fighting until it does.”