Politics & Policy

Cheers erupt as 'Raise the Age' Bill passes Texas House Committee

Texas state legislators voted to advance a bill that would raise the legal age to buy certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 years old to 21 years old on Monday. State Rep Jarvis Johnson posted a video of the moment HB 2744 was passed out of committee.

It will be scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives next. HB 2744 passed with a vote of 8-5. The vote came two days after a mass shooting at a mall killed eight people, including children. Protesters, including families of Uvalde shooting victims, had filled the statehouse to support the bill.

Credit: Rep Jarvis Johnson via Storyful

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