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The National Rifle Association released a statement Sunday after a bipartisan group of senators announced they had reached agreement on a firearms and security package.
“The NRA is committed to finding real solutions to help end the violence in our communities. We encourage our elected officials to provide more resources to secure our schools, fix our badly damaged mental health system and support the forces order,” the NRA said in a statement. at Fox News Digital on Sunday.
“As is our policy, the NRA takes no position on ‘executives.’ We will make our position known when the full text of the bill is available for review,” the statement continued.
A group of senators, including Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, announced on Sunday that they had reached agreement on a “common-sense bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence”. across our country.”
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“Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and student support, and helps ensure that dangerous criminals and those who are deemed mentally ill cannot purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while protecting the constitutional rights of We look forward to gaining broad bipartisan support and getting our common sense proposal into law,” the senators said in a group statement.
Ten Republican senators signed on to the framework, providing the number needed to pass the legislation on any would-be filibusters.
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The proposal includes initiatives to support state crisis intervention orders; a national expansion of mental health services for children and families; expand mental health programs in schools; improved review process for gun buyers under 21; penalties for straw purchases; and additional funding for school resource officers.
“The NRA will continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies, initiatives that override constitutional due process protections, and efforts to deny law-abiding citizens their basic human rights. to protect themselves and their loved ones in this or any other legislation,” the NRA added in its statement.
President Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and various gun control activists praised lawmakers for making progress on the deal.
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“Obviously, this doesn’t do everything I think is necessary, but it does reflect important steps in the right direction and would be the most important gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades.” , Biden said on Sunday.
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The frame comes after a series of mass shootings across the country, including in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in a shooting at a school.
Fox News Digital’s Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.
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