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Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Bipartisan Gun Control Legislation Shortly After Releasing Its Contents

Added 06-22-22 01:16:02am EST - “The Senate voted 64-34 to start debate on a bipartisan gun control package after releasing the text of the bill earlier Tuesday evening.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Bipartisan Gun Control Legislation Shortly After Releasing Its Contents”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate voted 64-34 Tuesday to start debate on a bipartisan gun control package after releasing the text of the bill earlier in the evening.

The proposed bill, titled Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, would allocate $750 million dollars to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program, which includes helping states implement “extreme risk protection order programs,” also known as red flag laws, the Wall Street Journal reported. The legislation includes funding for mental health and school safety measures, among other things, according to the outlet. (RELATED: New York Senate Votes To Make Bullet-Proof Vests Illegal)

The bill also seeks to expand on current regulations to bar dating partners convicted of domestic abuse from purchasing a firearm, according to the WSJ.

The legislation has received support from both Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, NPR reported.

“Our colleagues have put together a commonsense package of popular steps that will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” McConnell stated, according to the outlet.

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