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A bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on a gun package on Sunday.
“Today we are announcing a common sense bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to unite and to do something that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities,” the group of senators said in a press release following the announcement.
Senators include: Chris Murphy, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, Kyrsten Sinema, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Cory Booker, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, Martin Heinrich, Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Debbie Stabenow and Pat Toomey
“Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and student support, and helps ensure that dangerous criminals and those 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 continued in their group statement.
The deal comes just weeks after a series of mass shootings, including the Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers in Texas.
“This is an agreement on principles, not legislative text. The details will be critical for Republicans, especially the gun provisions. One or more of these principles could be dropped if the text is not accepted,” said a GOP aide involved in the negotiations. told Fox News.
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