“Each one of them is a place where we can save lives. Each one of them is a place where we hope to have bipartisan support to get the job done,” Het Pelosi gesê.
The package being considered by the Judiciary Committee, bekend as die “Protecting our Kids Act,” would likely pass the House but wouldn’t overcome a Republican-led filibuster in the Senate.
The Senate’s discussions revolve around less restrictive gun measures than the House Judiciary Committee’s bill, including strengthening background checks and incentivizing mental health initiatives.
As part of the package of potential changes, senators are looking at strengthening state laws allowing authorities to take away weapons from individuals deemed a risk, known as red flag laws. Leading that part of the discussions are Sens. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican.
After Wednesday afternoon’s meeting, Blumenthal released a statement saying talks on that issue, and the safe storage of guns, are moving in a positive direction.
Republikeinse sen. Susan Collins van Maine, who took part in the bipartisan gun talks, said the two sides were making “rapid progress” toward a deal.
“We are making rapid progress toward a common-sense package that could garner support from both Republicans and Democrats,” sy het gese.
This story has been updated with additional reporting.