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Breaking: Senate Reaches Gun Deal

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A bipartisan group of 20 senators has reached a deal on new gun legislation. It's just a framework at this point, and many of the details are still unknown. The deal could fall apart before it gets over the finish line, but the frame


Senate Reaches Gun Deal
By Stephen Gutowski

A bipartisan group of 20 senators announced on Sunday they have agreed on a framework for new gun legislation.

The framework includes nine reforms targeting gun sales, mental health services, and school security. The framework is light on details but includes policies such as funding for state “red flag” legislation and emergency mental health services.

“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” the group said in a press release. “Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities.”

The framework deal comes in the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas where a gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers. It represents the first major bipartisan framework to include new gun restrictions in decades. The inclusion of support from ten Republicans in the deal indicates there is a greater chance than ever new gun-control legislation will make into federal law.

Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Cory Booker (D- N.J.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) all joined the press release. They argued the framework of reforms balances preventing new mass shootings with respecting the Second Amendment.

The proposal includes a model “red flag” law with funding for optional state adoption, expansion of model mental health crisis intervention program already operating in some states, and “an investigative period to review juvenile and mental health records” for gun buyers under 21-years-old. The package also includes clarification on who needs to obtain a federal license to legally sell guns, expanding gun prohibitions to those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanor against intimate partners they don’t live with, and funding for school safety measures. It also has new punishments for those who buy guys for people who are not allowed to own them.

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We'll continue following this story as it develops. And we'll surely have a lot of analysis of what exactly it all means for Reload Members. So, make sure you join today!

Thank you,
Stephen Gutowski
The Reload

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If any of these 10 are your senators, let them know that you disagree with this proposal.  Unfortunately my senator, Portman, is not running for re-election so I am sure he doesn't care what I say.

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None of em care what we say. "We the people" is just " us the elected" that lied to get elected and only do what THEY want depending on how much graft.:angry:

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