US lawmakers agree on landmark gun safety bill

US lawmakers agree on landmark gun safety bill

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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