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Gun control bill finalized in wake of mass shootings, Sen. Chris Murphy says

Added 06-21-22 06:18:02pm EST - “The measure would need support from at least 10 Republican senators to clear the upper chamber, which is divided 50-50.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Gun control bill finalized in wake of mass shootings, Sen. Chris Murphy says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The lead Senate Democrat negotiating a gun control bill with Republicans following a spate of deadly mass shootings across America said Tuesday that a deal had been reached on the legislation — setting up a potential vote before lawmakers break for the July 4 holiday.​

“We have an agreement and the text will be coming out very shortly,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told reporters.

The bipartisan negotiating group unveiled a framework of a bill on June 12 and had been engaged in frantic negotiations to hammer out the final text amid public outrage over the massacres at a Texas elementary school on May 24 and a Buffalo supermarket on May 14 that killed a total of 31 people.

Earlier Tuesday, Murphy’s Republican counterpart, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, told Reuters that negotiators were “on a glide path” to an agreement and added: “Hopefully it will land shortly.”

The talks had recently stalled as senators debated including so-called “Hyde Amendment” to bar any federal funds in the proposal from being used to pay for abortions.

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