Here’s How Your Congressperson Voted on Every Gun Control Vote Last Week.
Last Wednesday, the House passed the Protecting Our Kids Act 223 to 204. Two Democrats — Jared Golden (ME-02) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05)— voted against it. Five Republicans voted for it: Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Chris Jacobs (NY-27), Kinzinger (IL-16), and Fred Upton (MI-06). Again, only one of the five is actually seeking re-election…and it’s in a district Obama won, Clinton, and Biden all won.
The bill has seven parts (“titles”), and the House also took votes on each part individually.
Title 1: Raise the Age, which would raise the lawful age to purchase a semiautomatic centerfire rifle from 18 to 21 years old.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was 228 to 199. Golden and Schrader voted against it with Republicans.
Joining Democrats, Fitzpatrick, Gonzalez, Jacobs, Kinzinger, and Upton in support of it were Republicans John Katko (NY-24), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Maria Salazar (FL-27), Chris Smith (NJ-04), and Mike Turner (OH-10).
Title 2: Prevent Gun Trafficking, which would establish new federal offenses for gun trafficking and straw purchasers and authorize seizure of the property and proceeds of the offense.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was 226 to 197. Golden was the sole Democratic NO vote. Joining Democrats in voting yes were Fitzpatrick, Gonzalez, Jacobs, Katko, Kinzinger, Malliotakis, and Salazar.
Title 3: Untraceable Firearms, which would build on ATF’s regulatory ban of ghost guns by ensuring that ghost guns are subject to existing federal firearm regulation by amending the definition of “firearm” to include gun kits and partial receivers and changing the definition of “manufacturing firearms” to include assembling firearms using 3D printing.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was 226 to 194. Golden was the sole Democratic NO. Joining Democrats in voting YES were Fitzpatrick, Gonzalez, Jacobs, Katko, Kinzinger, Malliotakis, Smith, and Upton.
Title 4: Safe Storage, which would establish voluntary best practices for safe firearm storage; award grants for Safe Firearm Storage Assistance Programs; provide a tax credit for 10% of amounts received from the retail sale of safe storage devices; and require the Auditor to establish requirements to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises and create criminal penalties for violation of the requirements.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was 220 to 205. Jared Golden (ME-02) and Ron Kind (WI-03) joined Republicans in voting NO. Fitzpatrick, Jacobs, and Kinzinger joined Democrats in voting YES.
Title 5: Closing the Bump Stock Loophole, which would build on ATF’s regulatory bump stock ban by listing bump stocks under the National Firearms Act (like machineguns) and statutorily banning the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stocks for civilian use.
The vote to retain this part of the bill passed 233 to 194, with 13 Republicans voting YES.
Title 6: Keep Americans Safe, which would establish a new federal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity magazines, with exceptions for certain law enforcement uses and the possession (but not sale) of grandfathered magazines and allows state and local governments to use the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to compensate individuals who surrender large capacity magazines through a buyback program.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was 220 to 207.
Joining Republicans in opposition were Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Jared Golden, Ron Kind, and Kurt Schrader. Joining Democrats in support were Fitzpatrick, Jacobs, Kinzinger, and Upton.
Title 7: Miscellaneous, which would require the Department of Justice to submit a report on the demographic data of persons determined to be ineligible to purchase a firearm based on a NICS background check.
The vote to retain this part of the bill was a broad 380 to 47, with the majority of the Republican caucus voting YES.
The following day, the House passed the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would permit law enforcement officers, family, and household members of a person to file a petition requesting that a federal court issue an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) to prohibit an individual from purchasing or possessing a firearm — and encourage states to adopt such laws.
The bill passed 224 to 202. One Democrat — Jared Golden (ME-02) — voted against it. Five Republicans voted for it: Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Chris Jacobs (NY-27), Kinzinger (IL-16), and Fred Upton (MI-06). Again, only one of the five is actually seeking re-election…and it’s in a district Obama won, Clinton, and Biden all won.