Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, along with seven other House Republicans, voted Thursday in favor of legislation to expand background checks for firearm purchases.

The seven other Republicans who voted in favor of the bill were Vern Buchanan of Florida, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Maria Salazar of Florida, Andrew Garbarino of New York, Chris Smith of New Jersey, Fred Upton of Michigan, and Carlos Gimenez of Florida.

"The vast majority of Americans believe in universal background checks," Kinzinger wrote in a Thursday tweet. "As a gun owner myself, I firmly support the Second Amendment but I also believe we have to be willing to make some changes for the greater good."

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