Senators Reach Framework for Legislation Addressing Gun Violence

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2022
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Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Senate negotiators said Sunday they reached a bipartisan framework on measures intended to limit some access to firearms, paving the way for the broadest federal legislation on guns in decades.

The proposal, after weeks of push and pull in the wake of mass shootings last month at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket and a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, is narrower than what many Democrats had sought. It aims to go after illegal sales of guns and to fund mental-health programs and school security. It also provides incentives for states to implement and maintain so-called red-flag laws and includes juvenile...

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