Senators Announce Bipartisan Arms Deal With Modest Restrictions On Procurement Of Firearms, Mental Health Aid And Schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Sunday announced a bipartisan framework in response to last month’s mass shootings, a modest breakthrough with measured gun restrictions and stepped up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs.

The proposal falls far short of the tougher steps President Joe Biden and many Democrats had long pursued. Still, if the deal were to lead to the passing of legislation, it would reverse years of gun killings that have resulted in little more than a stalemate in Congress.

Leaders hope to force any agreement into law soon — they hope this month — before the political momentum sparked by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas fades.

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