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Senate Gun Control Debate


Senate Gun Control Debate

  • Senate voted 68-31 to debate the proposed gun law
  • 16 Republicans voted with most Senate Democrats to consider the bill
  • The vote came one day after a bipartisan Senate agreement on expanding background checks
  • The proposed gun law would also strengthen mental health and school safety programs
  • The last major gun legislation to pass Congress was the 1994 assault weapons ban
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