Republican and Democrat senators have agreed to the framework of a bipartisan gun safety bill.
It will take time to create the legislation but the agreement is said to be centered around increased scrutiny for gun purchasers younger than 21, increased funding for red flag laws, mental health and school security, Politico reported.
“The principles they announced today show the value of dialogue and cooperation,” Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said.
“I continue to hope their discussion yield a bipartisan product that makes significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second Amendment, earn broad support in the Senate and makes a difference for our country,” he said.
Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are the lead negotiators on the proposal, which would need 60 votes to reach the Senate floor once legislative text is completed.
More senators are poised to back the bill to demonstrate its breadth of support — to that end, a broader bip…