Assault Weapons Ban of 2022

Floor Speech

Date: July 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in emphatic support of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.

Over the past few weeks, survivors of the horrific shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, came to D.C. determined to make change. They teamed up with Uvalde, Parkland, and Newtown to demand an assault weapons ban to reduce the chance of other communities experiencing the trauma they all tragically bear.

Today, thanks in no small part to their efforts, the American people will get that recorded vote. The world is watching. No other nation experiences the grotesque number of murders from deranged individuals turning weapons of war on kids in school, families at prayer, and people watching a parade.

The vote we are taking today will show the families of those murdered exactly who is on their side--who is protecting our children and putting people over politics, and, conversely, who is on the other side voting for their own power.

Mr. Speaker, I thank Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Cicilline for working tirelessly to secure a timely vote, and I urge passage of this bill.