In the United States, Republicans and Democrats agree on firearms

The MPs’ initiative, launched in the wake of the Uvalde massacre that killed 21 people, including 19 children, at a Texas elementary school in late May, provides for certain restrictions on access to guns for those deemed dangerous, strengthening school security; and funding for specialized mental health programs.

The President of the United States immediately cheered important advanceseven if they don’t contain everything that is necessary to the save lives.

However, this is the text Most significant gun control vote in Congress in decadeshe pleaded in a press release.

The presence of ten Republican senators among the signers of the press release announcing this compromise suggests that such a bill has a real chance of passing the Senate if all 50 elected Democrats are in favor.

Passing it requires a qualified majority of 60 votes out of 100 senators, which has so far blocked any major progress toward better firearms regulation due to Republican opposition.

With the support of elected officials from both parties, there is no excuse for delay and no reason not to act quickly in the Senate and House of Representatives. »

A quote from Joe Biden

The President promises to publish this text as soon as it is approved.

The Uvalde massacre and the massacre a few days earlier in Buffalo in the north-east of the country had moved America and triggered several parliamentary initiatives.

A group of senators led by Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican John Cornyn have been working quietly for the past few days to reach the deal announced Sunday.

The 20 Senators, 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats agreed on it a sensible bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe and reduce the risk of violence at homeaccording to the joint press release.

The agreement outlines the federal government’s support for state laws that would take the guns they own out of the hands of those deemed dangerous.

It provides for the financing of various support and psychological support programs and the strengthening of security in schools, in particular through the training of teachers.

These senators also want to strengthen criminal and psychological screening for gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21 and better control over illegal gun sales.

Our project will save lives while protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. »

A quote from Excerpt from the press release on the agreement

The group also lists proposals in its press release, but without presenting a real legal text for the time being.

The deal of the day shows the value of dialogue and collaboration, saluted the leader of the Republican Senators, Mitch McConnell. In a deeply divided America, agreement between elected Republicans and Congressional Democrats is rare, especially on this usually divisive issue.

But the compromise is a far cry from what many Americans are calling for, particularly the tens of thousands of them who took to the streets in many cities across the country, particularly the capital Washington, on Saturday to demand strong reforms from Congress.

Joe Biden had publicly shown his support for the protests by listing the measures he wants passed but are missing from Sunday’s agreement: bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, background checks on all gun buyers — and not just them including 21 – Obligation for individuals to keep their weapons locked.

The House of Representatives, meanwhile, on Wednesday approved another text banning the sale of semi-automatic rifles to under-21s and large-capacity magazines, but has little chance of reaching the Senate.

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