"Many people can make our institution work, including Konin, the world's largest deliberative body. I'm wondering if. "And when you get enough inspiration, finding a common foundation to help keep your community safer, protect your children, and save lives. It proved possible. "
The gun safety package came to fruition after several weeks of discussions between Murphy, Cornin, Cinema, and Tyris. The final package went against political odds, but in bipartisan talks, early from the majority leaderChuck Schumerand the minority leaderMitch McConnell. There was support. And after 10 Republicans endorsed the quartet's first framework, the road to passage seemed more and more likely.
Schumer and Murphy decide early on not to vote politically for guns, despite initial pressure from progressives, and instead reach an agreement with the Republicans. Selected.
"I talked to a few Republicans and they felt different. They understood how serious this was and how important it was to get something done. "Schumer said in an interview. "It's the first time in 28 years that the [National Rifle Association]'s tight grip against Congress has been broken."
McConnell and Cornin said while the NRA opposed the bill. Both talked to the group about the bill — a debate that McConnell called “fruitful”. Thursday's top two Republican votes could cause problems for conservative voters, but McConnell said the effort was good policy and good politics for some party-defeated parties. He said he thinks it is both.
"We lost ground in the suburbs. We own America, a small town mostly in the countryside. And this is the problem in front of us, the school. I think it's a wise solution to your safety and mental health, "McConnell said Thursday night. "We hope that suburban voters will see in favor of what we need to regain in order to make up the majority next year."
Congress will act again on gun safety. Before, it could be another generation. The bill is more modest than the Democrats' long-standing expansion of background checks and bans on assault weapons, but it does include some of the gun safety priorities of both parties.
This bill provides a grant for the state to implement the so-called danger signal law. This enables the temporary confiscation of firearms from individuals who are considered a threat to themselves or others, as well as other crisis intervention programs.
In addition, as a "boyfriend loophole" by banning individuals convicted of misdemeanor of domestic violence against a dating partner or a former dating partner from purchasing firearms for at least five years. Close what is known. Under that provision, if the individual is the first offender and has not committed violence during that period, the rights to the firearm will be reinstated after that period.
The bill also disqualifies individuals under the age of 21 as the FBI's National Immediate Criminal Background Check System contacts state authorities, district law enforcement agencies, and the state juvenile justice information system. Requesting to see if you have a boy record. Purchase of firearms including mental health issues. That provision will be abolished in 10 years.
In addition, the law stipulates the purchase of firearms on behalf of individuals banned from federal crime, clarifying the registration requirements for commercial firearms dealers that "mainly" exist for profit. increase.
Finally, the bill includes new spending on school safety and mental health care. The mental health component of the package, led by SenatorDebbie Starbucks(D-Mich.) AndRoybrandt(R-Mo.), Provides new funding for the state to invest. Community Behavioral Medical Clinics, and School Mental Health Programs. The cost of that portion is estimated at about $ 8.5 billion, which is more than half of the package's proposed price tag.
Prior to the final vote, Senators were trying to negotiate with conservative accusations — they wanted an opportunity to speak against the law on the floor and asked for additional amendments. However, the correction efforts seemed to be stranded in competing demands.
Emphasizing the political instability of the matter, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday to invalidate New York state law limiting its ability to obtain a hidden carry-on permit.