Senate passes bipartisan gun deal :
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Senators ultimately passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act 65-33 Friday after nearly two months of passionate floor debates, poignant hearings and the influence of actor Matthew McConaughey.

Key Points

The Senate gun deal is now headed to the House, where it is expected to pass
House GOP leaders are encouraging their members to vote against it
It's a development President Biden can tout at a time when his poll numbers are sinking

WASHINGTON — Fifteen Republican senators joined Democrats in passing the biggest gun safety package in three decades, delivering a rare moment of bipartisanship on a politically divisive issue and a much-needed win for President Joe Biden.

The bill's passage was a massive shift in a Republican Party that has always been a firewall against any attempts to restrict gun rights.

But the gun deal's lead GOP negotiator, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, said the legislation saves lives without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the lead negotiator for the Democrats, has been fighting for reform since the mass shooting at Newtown elementary school in December 2012. Survivors of that tragedy and gun safety advocates were in the gallery Thursday night to watch the vote.

Murphy's efforts were renewed last month after a mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school prompted him to call on his colleagues from the Senate floor: "What are we doing?" he asked during a widely shared speech.

The Connecticut senator remembered those words Thursday night.

"What are we doing? Why are we here? Four weeks ago I asked the Senate those two simple questions," Murphy said in a tweet. "Tonight, we delivered the answer. The first significant gun safety bill in 30 years just passed the United States Senate. 65-33. I'm exhausted. And grateful."

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Are they expecting a civil war?

But you know @Heir it is a counterfeit contract that they are forging. It is a bill that goes directly against the Second Amendment. Maybe the Supremes could kindly step in and squash it before it becomes enacted.
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(06-24-2022, 12:33 AM)counterintelligence Wrote: Are they expecting a civil war?

Seems the Governments are at War With Themselves .

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