Bipartisan U.S. Senate group unveils framework on gun safety reform -Breaking
© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Protestors hold signs during the March for Our Lives, which is one of several nationwide demonstrations against gun violence, held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A, on June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A bipartisan group comprising U.S. senators has announced that they have agreed to a framework of potential gun safety legislation. This includes support for “red flag” state laws and tougher background checks for buyers younger than 21. It also targets “straw buying.”
According to a statement, the group led by John Cornyn and Chris Murphy (Democrat) said that “our plan saves lives, while simultaneously protecting the Constitution rights of law-abiding Americans.” We are looking forward to broadening bipartisan support, and passing our commonsense proposition into law.
Following a number of high-profile shootings in the United States including one last month at Uvalde School in Texas that left 19 dead children, as well as one that occurred in Buffalo in May that claimed 10 Black lives, these talks took place.
This agreement was reached just days after protestors in Washington and other areas across America demanded that legislation be passed to curb gun violence.