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The U.S. Senate passed a gun control bill

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  • 24 June, 2022 15:15:20

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International Desk: Politicians have become vocal in one incident of gun violence after another in the United States. In this context, the country's Senate has passed a strict firearms control bill. Which is expected to be a significant gun control law in about 30 years. The bill was passed by 75-33 votes, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats in the upper house of Congress on Thursday night, local time, CNN reported. The bill must now be passed in the House of Representatives. It will then be sent to President Joe Biden for final approval. The vote to pass the law came on a day when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a New York law restricting the right to carry a gun. This is one of the most important court rulings on guns in more than a decade. A recent gun attack in New York and Texas killed 31 people. Right after that, the American politicians sat motionless. In particular, Democrats were vocal in calling for tougher gun control laws. This legislation is being seen as a victory for their long-standing efforts. The bill calls for the implementation of the Red Flag Act to remove firearms from people considered a threat. Funding has been called for to encourage the states to do so. The law sets aside ১৫ 15 billion in central funding for mental health programs and school safety development. The law also closes the so-called 'boyfriend loophole' to prevent the sale of guns to people convicted of abusing unmarried close associates. The new proposed law will scrutinize the past history of gun buyers under the age of 21. While the law is important, it is inconsistent with the calls of Democrats and rights activists. The proposals for the law are far less than their call in the context of the mass shootings. Republican Senator John Cornin of Texas said in a parliamentary debate that the bill would make America more secure. I don't believe in doing anything because of what we've seen in Ubalde and many other communities. As the representative of the American people in the US Senate, it is our responsibility to do nothing.

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