US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court loosens handgun limits

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court loosens handgun limits

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court loosens handgun limits A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the US Senate late on Thursday, even as the country's Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defence. Key points: - The modest bill is the first significant federal gun control legislation to pass in three decades - The Supreme Court ruling strikes down New York state's limits on concealed handguns - Democrats warn the ruling will have implications for gun safety nationwide The simultaneous landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety illustrate the deep divide over firearms in the US, weeks after mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, killed more than …
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