What you need to know about the U.S. gun-control bill, which will be up for a vote in the House of Representatives next week
How do you know if the bill will pass the House?
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The bill passed the House by a vote of 217-205 on Tuesday, though it’s unclear how the legislation will be voted on in the Senate.
What does the bill do?
The bill will ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
It will also expand background checks to include those buying ammunition.
It would make it easier for people who have been adjudicated as mentally ill to purchase guns.
It’d also require gun sellers to report sales of high-powered rifles to federal authorities.
It’s not clear if this bill will have any effect on how the U