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US Senate passes rare bipartisan gun control legislation | US News


The US Senate has passed a rare bipartisan package of gun safety legislation, sending it to the House of Representatives for further approval.

The bill was passed in a 65-33 vote and is the first significant gun control legislation to pass in three decades.

It comes after a number of mass shootings, including at a school in Uvalde, Texas, and at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

The measures include tougher background checks for younger would-be gun owners, measures to keep guns away from more domestic violence offenders, and red flag laws that will make it easier for authorities to take weapons from people judged to be dangerous.

The $13bn package will also fund programmes about school safety, mental health, and violence prevention.


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