Rep. Kelly votes to pass the assault weapons ban

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) voted to pass H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2022, which passed by a vote of 217 to 213. Kelly represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress.

The act restores and updates the prior assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004. 

“Time and again we’ve seen the deadly effects assault weapons have on our communities,” Kelly said. “I’ve listened to testimony from medical providers across the country about why these weapons of war are so deadly and why victims shot . . .

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