Gun Control Bill Advances In The Senate — With Help From 14 Republicans

More than a dozen Republicans joined a largely Democrat effort to advance a gun control bill in the Senate on Tuesday night.

Notable Republican senators, including Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), helped Democrats pass a procedural vote, 64 to 34, a mere two hours after the text of the bill circulated.

The bill could be passed later this week by the Senate and then move onto the House, where it is expected to pass. The bill would then go to President Biden’s desk.

Notably, the 80-page legislation includes language on highly controversial so-called red flag laws.
Lindsey Graham by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is licensed under flickr U.S. Government Works
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