Texas House Panel Advances Bill to Raise Age for Buying Semi-Automatic Guns

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Published on May 9, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

Texas House Panel Advances Bill to Raise Age for Buying Semi-Automatic Guns

Texas House Panel Advances Bill , to Raise Age for Buying Semi-Automatic Guns.

The new measure was approved in an 8-5 vote by the Select Committee on Community Safety on May 8.

Two Republicans supported the Democratic bill.

The committee's approval comes after nine people were shot and killed at a mall in Dallas over the weekend.

If enacted, the legislation would change the minimum age for buying a semi-automatic rifle that is more than a .22 caliber with a detachable magazine.


Purchasers would have to be 21 instead of 18.

The bill must still make it through the House, where it will likely face opposition from the Republican majority.


The Senate and Governor's Mansion are also controlled by Republicans.



Greg Abbott issued a statement after the recent mall shooting, saying the "root cause" of gun violence is mental health.

There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of anger and violence thatโ€™s taking place in America, Gov.

Greg Abbott, via statement.

People want a quick solution.

The long-term solution here is to address the mental health issue, Gov.

Greg Abbott, via statement

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