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Pelosi says bipartisan framework for gun control package ‘will take action to save lives’

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement Sunday that the newly agreed framework on gun control and gun violence prevention by a bipartisan group of senators “will take measures to save lives”.

The framework focused on gun control and gun violence prevention was announced Sunday by a group of bipartisan senators and includes measures to implement an improved review process for people who want to buy firearms. fire and are under 21, penalties for straw purchases, more funding for school resource officers, an expansion of mental health programs in schools, and an expansion of mental health services for children and families.

Pelosi said in a statement on Sunday that the bipartisan proposal “will take action to save lives,” but added “more is needed.”

“While more is needed, this package will take action to save lives. The Senate framework includes House Democrats’ proposals to urge states to establish extreme risk protection order laws and to take guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves or others,” Pelosi said.

SENATE ANNOUNCES BIPartisan FRAMEWORK FOR GUN CONTROL PACKAGE

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California, speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California, speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 19, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pelosi added that “Democrats will never stop working to end the bloodshed” on gun violence.

“The epidemic of gun violence in the United States has reached a fever pitch – and Democrats will never stop working to end the bloodshed. As we move forward in this bipartisan framework, we continue to fight for more life-saving measures: including universal background checks, banning high-capacity magazines and raising the age to buy assault weapons, which must also become law,” she said.

The bipartisan framework on gun violence was announced by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (RN.C.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo. ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Burr (RN.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (RS. C.), Martin Heinrich (DN.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Arizona), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R -Utah), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).

“Today we are announcing a common sense bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Families are scared, and it is our duty to unite and to do something that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities,” the senators said in a statement.

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FILE - Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, speak to reporters following a closed-door political meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, 8 March 2016. In the wake of the recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, a bipartisan group of senators, including Cornyn and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., are holding private virtual meetings during recess to try to find a compromise on gun safety legislation.

FILE – Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, speak to reporters following a closed-door political meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, 8 March 2016. In the wake of the recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, a bipartisan group of senators, including Cornyn and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., are holding private virtual meetings during recess to try to find a compromise on gun safety legislation.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

“Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and student support, and helps ensure that dangerous criminals and those who are deemed mentally ill cannot purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while protecting the constitutional rights of We look forward to winning broad bipartisan support and getting our common sense proposal into law,” they added.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Sunday that he agreed with the executive, adding that he was “pleased that Senators Cornyn and Murphy continue to make progress in their discussions.”

“I continue to hope that their discussions will result in a bipartisan product that will make meaningful progress on key issues such as mental health and school safety, uphold the Second Amendment, gain broad support in the Senate, and make a difference for our country,” McConnell said.

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Hearts on a banner hang from a fence at a closed Robb Elementary School on Friday June 3.

Hearts on a banner hang from a fence at a closed Robb Elementary School on Friday June 3.
(AP/Eric Gay)

The executive’s announcement comes just weeks after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two adults dead.

Emma Colton of Fox News contributed to this report.

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