US lawmakers agree on landmark gun safety bill
TRT World says US SENATE negotiators on gun legislation have released a bill that would address mass shootings by encouraging state red flag laws, enhancing mental health services, and adding juvenile records to background checks on gun buyers.
“This bipartisan gun-safety legislation is progress and will save lives. While it is not everything we want, this legislation is urgently needed,” Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement on Tuesday.
Lawmakers released the 80-page bill on Tuesday evening. Aides estimated the measure would cost around $15 billion. Schumer said an initial procedural vote on the bill could come as soon as Tuesday night.
Senate’s minority leader Mitch McConnel also released a statement showing support for the legislation.
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