Eshoo Votes for Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

June 8, 2022
Press Release
Bill Includes Ban on High-Capacity Magazines, Raised Purchasing Age for Semi-Automatic Weapons, and Background Checks for Ghost Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, voted for the Protecting Our Kids Act, commonsense legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in America.

“The Uvalde and Buffalo shootings cannot and will not become part of the cycle of inaction that we’ve seen after every other massacre. Today I voted to make this time different,” said Eshoo. “This legislation will raise the purchasing age for certain semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21 years old; crack down on gun trafficking and straw purchases; close the ghost gun loophole; strengthen safe storage requirements; and outlaw bump stocks and high-capacity magazines for civilian use. As this bill heads to the Senate, I pray Republicans will place the safety of our children before their political survival.”