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First gun control bill in decades passes Senate with GOP support

Added 06-23-22 10:22:02pm EST - “The Senate on Thursday passed the first major federal gun control bill in decades, breaking the longtime Republican blockade against further restrictions on firearms and sending the legislation to almost certain final approval by…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “First gun control bill in decades passes Senate with GOP support”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate on Thursday passed the first major federal gun control bill in decades, breaking the longtime Republican blockade against further restrictions on firearms and sending the legislation to almost certain final approval by the Democratic-run House.

The bill, which would expand background checks to include juvenile records and incentivize state adoption of “red flag” laws to confiscate guns from people deemed dangerous by a judge, passed the Senate comfortably just after 10 p.m.

It passed the key test vote earlier by 65-34, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and 14 other Republicans joining the chamber’s Democrats to advance the legislation.

“The American people do not have to choose between safer schools and the Constitution, and neither does the United States Senate,” said Mr. McConnell, whose support for bipartisan negotiations on new gun laws made the breakthrough possible.

He went on to say that “the American people want their constitutional rights protected and their kids to be safe in school. They want both those things at once. And that is just what the bill before the Senate will help accomplish.”

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