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US Senate passes bipartisan gun-safety legislation by a wide margin

The vote for bipartisan gun-safety bill came the same day the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public

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Senators restarted stalled negotiations to combat gun violence after recent killings, producing a bill aimed at improving background checks, securing schools, and giving states federal funds. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg
The US Senate voted 65-33 to approve bipartisan gun-safety legislation that is hailed as the biggest breakthrough on the issue in three decades.   
The vote came the same day the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home.
The dueling actions, occurring across the street from one another, underscore the deep divisions that remain in the country on gun policy against the backdrop of recent

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First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 8:30 AM IST

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