WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – Democratic and Republican senators in Congress on Sunday announced a bipartisan agreement in response to last month’s gun attacks, a modest move that will improve safety in schools as well as reduce the use of guns and bolts in mental health programs. Provides moderate restrictions on efforts. ,
The proposal falls short of adopting drastic measures long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. If the settlement leads to a decree law, it will still be a change from years of genocide, which has resulted in some action and a stalemate in Congress.
The legislative leadership is expected to quickly sign any agreement into law—they expect to do so this month—before the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, fade political momentum. Go.
In a major development, 20 senators, including 10 Republicans, issued a statement demanding approval. This aspect may be important because the biggest obstacle to implementing the measure is probably in the Senate, 50-50, where at least 10 Republican votes would be necessary to reach the general threshold of 60 votes to gain approval.
“Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and do something that helps restore a sense of safety and security in their communities,” the lawmakers said.
The agreement provides that juvenile criminal records of gun buyers under the age of 21 will be available during a review of their history.
Responsible for the murders of 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo and 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, both 18 years old, and several attackers who have left multiple victims behind were young. ,
The agreement provides for the distribution of resources to states to enforce laws that would allow them to be labeled “danger signs” to facilitate the temporary withdrawal of weapons from people deemed potentially violent, and They will strengthen safety in schools and mental health programs.