U.S. Senate advances compromised gun bill-Xinhua

U.S. Senate advances compromised gun bill

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-24 01:35:15|Editor:

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Senate advanced a compromised gun bill in a 65-34 vote on Thursday.

A final vote is expected later in the day or on Friday.

The bill would enhance background checks for gun purchasers younger than 21, provide money to administer "red-flag" laws, and crack down on straw buyers, among other things.

It came on the heels of a spate of mass shootings across the United States.

A month ago, a gunman attacked an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers.