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The bilateral gun bill to be passed by the Senate before the July 4 break did not go as far as most liberal gun control groups want, but they support it, saying it is an important step in reducing shootings.

“This package is not perfect. It’s not going as far as we would like. “Just a month ago, I said a package like this was impossible.”

Sen for ignoring so many people who believe the same thing and coming forward to negotiate with Republicans. Hein credits Chris Murphy, D-Con.

Murphy & Sen in R-Texas. After weeks of debate led by John Cornin, the senators released the bill text Tuesday night and it passed a test vote in the Senate a few hours later.

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The mass shooting that killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Wawalde, Texas, sparked intense Senate debate over gun law.

The mass shooting that killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Wawalde, Texas, sparked intense Senate debate over gun law.
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Officially known as the “Bilateral Safe Communities Act”, the bill provides funding for states to create programs to keep weapons away from people at risk for themselves or others, often referred to as red flag laws. It improves background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21, adds fines to certain gun offenders, and provides funding for a variety of health and mental health-related programs.

The bill comes in the wake of several recent mass shootings, including an incident in which 19 children and two adults were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“We know this bill will save lives,” said Robin Lloyd, managing director of Giffords, another gun control group. She told Fox News Digital that the bill was “a historic moment in bilateral cooperation on gun security.”

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Lloyd praised $ 750 million in proposed federal funding for Red Flag laws. That money could also be used for other types of interventions that target the same goal, including drug courts and mental health courts.

Senator Chris Murphy, D-Con., Shown above by Christian Hein, Vice President of Brady United Policy, was less GOP attracted to one another even when a major gun package appeared.

Senator Chris Murphy, D-Con., Shown above by Christian Hein, Vice President of Brady United Policy, was less GOP attracted to one another even when a major gun package appeared.
(AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

The bill also closes the boyfriend loophole to include “dating partners” in the definition of home abusers without having guns under federal law. Current law only applies to spouses.

Although liberal gun control groups like Senate Bill Giffords did not go as far as they wanted, Lloyd said it was “very good”.

“We do not uphold the law and work in a vacuum,” she said. “To get the bill through the Senate … concessions were made on both sides.”

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“I was shocked to see all the policies that came into the bill,” Hein said. “With understanding … where these discussions started is that universal background checks are not on the table – we know 90% of universal background checks [of Americans] To approve. “

Several other liberal gun groups on Wednesday said they also support the bill.

Sena for further bilateral talks on how to control gun violence in the Capitol, Washington.  John Cornin, R-Texas, Senator Chris Murphy, D-Con., And Sen.  Kirsten came to meet the film, D-Ariz.  June 15, 2022.

Sena for further bilateral talks on how to control gun violence in the Capitol, Washington. John Cornin, R-Texas, Senator Chris Murphy, D-Con., And Sen. Kirsten came to meet the film, D-Ariz. June 15, 2022.
(AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

The VP of the BRADY UNITED GUN CONTROL GROUP said that a ‘reward’ would be awarded in GOP polls if they voted for the security law.

“This bilateral law faces the most important test: it saves lives,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “The bill text is in line with the framework released last week and we are now taking a big step forward to break the 26-year logo that blocked congressional action to protect Americans from gun violence.”

“Our grassroots army has been demanding action from the Senate for almost a decade, and today we are one step closer to making history and ultimately saving lives,” added Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.

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Opponents of the bill say the law threatens Second Amendment rights. They refer to the provisions of the Red Flag Act and the Boyfriend Grievance Act as issues that can be abused without proper protection.

“In an effort to slowly remove the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, this law takes the wrong approach to curbing violent crime,” House Republican whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Said in a whip notice.

House GOP Conference Chair Ellis Stefanik, RN.Y.