What’s In The Senate’s Gun Safety Proposal?
June 13, 2022 2:00PM CDT
The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal on a gun safety bill.
While the bill itself is not yet written, we do have some idea of what will be included:
Part of the bill will focus on ‘enhanced background checks’ for gun buyers – especially buyers under the age of 21 – as well as ‘red flag’ laws meant to keep firearms from people deemed a possible risk for violence.
The rest of the bill will mostly focus on increased funding, both for school safety and mental health services.
At least 10 Republicans support the current framework, meaning it has enough votes to bypass a filibuster.