Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET
The House has approved legislation that would make it harder to keep veterans who are "mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent" or prone to blackouts from buying guns. Critics of the bill say it could raise the suicide rate among veterans — a rate that has risen in the past decade.
At least a dozen Democrats joined Republicans to support the bill, which was approved by a 240-175 vote.