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Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., compares different models of firearms as the House Judiciary Committee holds a markup on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House begins debate on firearms ban

The House Judiciary Committee kicked off the debate over which weapons American citizens are allowed to keep and own. During a hearing on Wednesday, House lawmakers went back and forth with each other over how to prevent future mass shootings.