US lawmakers reach deal on gun control — Analysis

In response to the wave of mass shootings, Senate negotiators reached an agreement on a bipartisan bill

Members of the US Senate have announced an agreement on a limited bipartisan deal that could mark the nation’s most significant gun control legislation in three decades. This announcement comes amid increasing pressure from lawmakers to address gun violence in the wake of a number of mass shootings.

This legislation will provide funding for states to implement the law. ‘red flag’Laws allow police to seize weapons from those who pose a threat to themselves or others, according to Senator Chris Murphy (D.Connecticut), one lead negotiator. The agreement will also include billions in additional funding to mental health services. This includes a national network of clinics and school safety programs.


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