Washington, DC — Last night, Representative Lucy McBath and the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, H.R. 1808, out of committee. This is the first time in almost 30 years Congress has taken up the life-saving measure. It marks yet another landmark in Rep. McBath’s fight to end gun violence and keep American families safe. As a cosponsor of the bill, Rep. McBath knows the importance of keeping dangerous weapons of war out of the hands of civilians so that our communities may remain whole. 

“Assault weapons are not made to protect, they are made to murder and maim. They are designed to destroy. And now, instead of the American military using these firearms to cut through opposing forces, these weapons are being used to cut down our children,” said McBath. “There is a reason these weapons of war do not belong in our schools, in our grocery stores, in our churches, and in our communities. It is because America should not be at war with itself.”

McBath’s full remarks in the Committee Markup are available here.