US gun control: Cautious welcome to bipartisan deal on new safety measures

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2022
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US campaigners have welcomed a potential cross-party deal on gun safety reforms but stressed the proposals do not go far enough.

"This is progress even if small," said David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland school shooting in Florida.

Ex-lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, injured in a 2011 shooting in Arizona, said it was an "important step forward".

The plans include tougher checks for buyers under the age of 21 and cracking down on illegal gun purchases.

They were announced by a cross-party group of US senators on Sunday. Crucially, the...

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