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Senate passes bipartisan gun deal for the first time in three decades, giving Biden needed win

Added 06-23-22 11:04:02pm EST - “The Senate gun deal is now headed to the House, where it is expected to pass, despite House GOP leaders encouraging their members to vote against it.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Senate passes bipartisan gun deal for the first time in three decades, giving Biden needed win”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON — Fifteen Republican senators joined Democrats in passing the biggest gun safety package in three decades, delivering a rare moment of bipartisanship on a politically divisive issue and a much-needed win for President Joe Biden.

The bill's passage was a massive shift in a Republican Party that has always been a firewall against any attempts to restrict gun rights.

But the gun deal's lead GOP negotiator, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, said the legislation saves lives without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the lead negotiator for the Democrats, has been fighting for reform since the mass shooting at Newtown elementary school in December 2012.

His efforts were renewed last month after a mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school prompted him to call on his colleagues from the Senate floor: "What are we doing?" he asked during a widely shared speech.

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