Congress is set for an emergency session this week, with President Donald Trump’s agenda set to be a major focus for the first day of recess.
The House is expected to vote on a bill Thursday to ban the sales of silencers, which are used to suppress gunfire, according to a source close to the negotiations.
The House has a long history of silencer sales, with the first such ban passed in 2004.
The bill, which would ban sales of the devices to anyone under the age of 21, would also make it a federal crime to manufacture, import, possess, or sell a silencer in the US.
Silencers are used in law enforcement, hunting, sports, and recreational shooting, and in many cases have been used to reduce the volume of gunfire on public streets.
Silencers are banned in several other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The US currently bans the sale, manufacture, possession, and sale of silenced ammunition.
But in March, the US Senate passed a bill that would have exempted silencers from the ban, which is currently being debated in the House.
The legislation, however, would still prohibit sales of any silencer that was made prior to January 1, 2021.
In a statement on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the chamber will vote to block the legislation.
The speaker said that he will also urge the Senate to vote against the bill, and will “do everything we can to keep it alive and kicking.”
The House bill, if passed, would take effect immediately.
The vote comes just days after the US Supreme Court upheld the legality of President Donald Trumps executive order banning the sale and manufacture of silencing devices.
The decision came in the case of Kelo v.
City of New London, a challenge to the ban by a New London police officer, Michael Kelo.
The ruling was a landmark ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the ban in federal court.
The Supreme Court ruled in the Kelo case that the ban violated the Second Amendment, which states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”