(CNN)After a successful critical vote, a major bipartisan gun safety bill was released in the Senate on Thursday. In proceeding with measures with the support of the Republican Party, which is one step closer to the final passage.
The bill is currently on its way through the Senate before the end of the week. The final vote may take place as early as Thursday.
This package represents the most important new federal law to combat gun violence since the 10-year ban on offensive weapons that expired in 1994. Most Americans want to see it.
ruling highlights the opposing political forces surrounding this issue at all levels of government. An important gun safety package in almost 30 years.
Critical voting in need of GOP support
But that was expected to happen after 14 Republicans voted to advance the bill in the first vote on Tuesday evening.
The Senate has broken the filibuster, so the bill is on track for the final pass vote.
Senate leader Chuck Schumer called for the bill to pass this week, but the exact timing of the final vote has not yet been determined. If all 100 Senators agree on a time agreement, the Senate's final vote may take place as early as Thursday. This is done with a simple majority threshold.
Before signing the bill, the House of Representatives must then take up the bill. It's not yet clear how quickly the bill can pass both chambers of commerce, but if the Senate votes for the final pass on Thursday night, the House of Representatives may pass the bill soon.
House Majority Leader Stennie Heuer said that if the Senate passed a gun safety bill on Thursday, House would also be convened and passed on Thursday.
"I'm going to do it today," he said. "If they move it so fast, we'll get it done."
Senate rules allow anyone in the Senate to delay the process, and Schumer was a Senator Republican on Thursday. Asked the Democratic Party to work with the Democratic Party to pass the bill "before the sun goes down."
The law was put together in the aftermath of a recent tragic mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, primarily in the black district.
A group of bipartisan negotiators began working in the Senate and released legislative documents on Tuesday. The bill, entitled Safer Bipartisan Community Law, is Senator John Cornyn of Texas, Senator Tom Tyris of North Carolina, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Announced by Senator.
Congressmen are currently competing to pass the bill before leaving Washington for July 4th Independence Day.
The fact that the bill text is complete and the bill appears ready to pass the Senate is a big win for the negotiators gathered to reach an agreement.
Despite countless mass shootings nationwide, it has been found to be extremely difficult for lawmakers to reach bipartisan agreements on major gun control in recent years. I am.
"Because of too long a political game in Washington on both sides of the aisle, we have stopped progress towards protecting our community and keeping our families safe," Cinema said. I said in a Senate floor speech on Wednesday.
"Throwing blame and trading political thorns and attacks has become the least reluctant path, but as always, our communities across the country have experienced meaningless violence. It's worth better than Washington's politics, "said the Democratic Party of Arizona. "Our community deserves the leader's commitment to put politics aside, identify problems that need to be resolved, and work hard to work together towards a common foundation and common goals."
Key provisions of the bill
This bill bans individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes against married partners or partners who share children or partners, a long-standing loophole in domestic violence law, the "boy." Close the Friend's Loophole. The people they lived with because they have guns. The old law did not include intimate partners who could not live together, get married, or share children. Currently, the law prohibits people convicted of domestic violent crimes against someone who "continues a serious relationship of romantic or intimate nature" with a gun.
The law is not retroactive. However, a person convicted of a violent domestic violent crime can regain his gun rights after five years if he has not committed any other offense.
The bill encourages states to include juvenile records in a national immediate criminal background check system with subsidies and implements a new protocol for checking those records.
The bill targets individuals who sell guns as their primary source of income, but previously evaded registration as a federal-approved firearms distributor. It will also increase funding for mental health programs and school safety.
Republicans split over the bill
There was a split between the Republicans and prominent members of the Republican leadership in the Senate.
But even if there are House Republican leaders who oppose the bill, there are already some Republicans who have indicated plans to vote on the bill. In the Senate.
Chairman Nancy Pelosi promised that once she passed the Senate, she would "send it to President Biden's desk" and "take it to the floor quickly" in the House of Representatives.
This story and heading was updated on Thursday with additional development.