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Senators strike bipartisan gun safety agreement
The emerging framework is a major breakthrough in talks following back-to-back mass shootings.
Negotiators’ next challenge: writing legislation that can get 60 votes.
- John Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine
A group of 20 senators struck a bipartisan gun safety framework on Sunday, marking a significant breakthrough in Congress’ attempts to address recent back-to-back mass shootings.
In a Sunday morning statement, 10 senators in each party announced support for the deal.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blessed it, vowing to “put this bill on the floor as soon as possible,” and President Joe Biden said it “would be the most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades.”
The president urged…