The US Senate has passed legislation that would empower the government to require stricter background checks for firearms buyers, among other provisions, as public debate over gun control heats up in the wake of recent mass shootings.
The ‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’ passed the Senate in a 65-33 vote late on Thursday, with 15 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in the upper chamber to support the bill.
“This bipartisan legislation will help protect Americans. Kids in schools and…
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