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After bipartisan negotiations, the Senate passes gun control legislation

Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats helped the Senate clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday night so a gun control bill could move forward.

By a vote of 64 to 34, the chamber advanced the bipartisan safer communities act, which is 80 pages in length. An hour before the vote, Senate negotiators released the text.

“Our legislation will save lives and will not infringe on any law-abiding American’s Second Amendment rights,” they added. “We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense legislation into law.”

Lead negotiators Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), said in a statement that the finalized bipartisan measure would “protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country.”

22 June 2022


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