Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next
By ALAN FRAM
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has approved a bipartisan gun violence bill.
The vote late Thursday clears the way for expected House passage Friday of what will be Congress’ most far-reaching response in decades to the nation’s run of brutal mass shootings.
Republicans have long derailed Democratic efforts to curb firearms.
But after last month’s mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, Democrats and some Republicans decided that congressional inaction was untenable.
It took nearly a month of closed-door talks but a group of senators from both parties emerged with a compromise embodying incremental but impactful movement.
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