参议院为最终通过两党枪支法案扫清了道路

账单, 由 Sens 带头. 克里斯墨菲, D-Conn。, 和约翰·科宁, 德州, comes in the wake of several recent mass shootings. 在乌瓦尔德的一所小学里, 德州, was the major driver behind the bipartisan effort.

This is an incredibly important day in the United States Senate. Final passage will be either later today or early tomorrow, and we will be well on our way to saving 1000s of lives in this country,” Murphy said Thursday. “30 years Congress has done nothing to try to address the epidemic of school shootings and murders and suicides in this country. And while this doesn’t do everything we need to do. This is a way that we show it’s possible to break the logjam.

A Uvalde, Texas school shooting was the catalyst that started negotiations for a bipartisan Senate gun bill.

A Uvalde, Texas school shooting was the catalyst that started negotiations for a bipartisan Senate gun bill. (美联社/埃里克·盖伊)

LIBERAL GUN GROUPS BACK BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL DESPITE MODEST PROVISIONS

The bill would provide funding for states to create programs that could keep weapons away from people who are dangers to themselves or others, often called red flag laws. It would also enhance background checks for gun buyers under 21, add penalties for some gun criminals and provide funding for a variety of health and mental health-related programs.

It also addresses close the so-calledboyfriend loophole,” which is a gap in federal law that means spousal domestic abusers can have gun rights taken away but not unmarried ones.

The bill defines domestic abusers in adating relationshipas individuals who would then be subject to have gun rights taken away. But it would return those rights to misdemeanor offenders after five years.

NRA COULD NOT STOP BIPARTISAN SENATE GUN BILL, BUT IS ITS INFLUENCE TRULY DECREASING?

它的. 约翰·科宁, 德州, arrives to meet with Sen. 克里斯墨菲, D-Conn。, 和森. 吉尔斯顿电影院, D-Ariz。, arrive for bipartisan talks on how to rein in gun violence, 在华盛顿的国会大厦, 星期三, 六月 15, 2022.

它的. 约翰·科宁, 德州, arrives to meet with Sen. 克里斯墨菲, D-Conn。, 和森. 吉尔斯顿电影院, D-Ariz。, arrive for bipartisan talks on how to rein in gun violence, 在华盛顿的国会大厦, 星期三, 六月 15, 2022. ((美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特))

Our legislation will save lives and will not infringe on any law-abiding American’s Second Amendment rights,” Cornyn said. “We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense legislation into law.

参议院少数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔, R-Ky。, is one of the Republicans who supports the bill. He said Thursday that it does notlay one finger on the Second Amendment.

SCALISE TO WHIP HOUSE REPUBLICANS AGAINST SENATE GUN BILL

众议院议长南希·佩洛西, D-Calif。, and her Democrat majority are likely to be able to advance the legislation through the House. It’s possible the chamber could stay in session until the Senate passes its gun bill in order to get it to President Biden’s desk before July 4.

众议院少数派史蒂夫·斯卡尔塞斯, R-La。, said Wednesdsay that he will formally whip his members against the bipartisan Senate gun bill.

众议院少数派史蒂夫·斯卡尔塞斯, R-La。, said Wednesdsay that he will formally whip his members against the bipartisan Senate gun bill. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

But House Republicans are likely to more uniformly oppose the bipartisan bill than those in the Senate. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, R-La。, announced early Wednesday that he would formally whip his members against the bill.

BIPARTISAN SENATE GUN BILL GETS ICY RECEPTION FROM HOUSE REPUBLICANS

In an effort to slowly chip away at law-abiding citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights, this legislation takes the wrong approach in attempting to curb violent crimes,” Scalise said in a whip notice 星期三.

Since Biden’s election, Democrats have failed at every level. There’s literally only one way Republicans can lose the midterms,” 代表. 劳伦·伯伯特, R-Colo。, said in a press conference. “That’s exactly what these 14 里诺, Republicans in name only, have done in the Senate.

There will likely be some House GOP support for the bill, but Fox News is told that could top out short of 20, or even short of the 13 members who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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