The Senate on Thursday night passed gun control legislation, clearing the way for final congressional approval of what will be the most significant firearms legislation in decades.
The 65-33 vote came after a month of negotiations that eventually found a compromise on one of the country’s most contentious political issues.
Yet the nation’s divisions were on clear display on a day when the Supreme Court expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense.
The legislation provides about $15 billion in funding to help states implement red-flag laws to keep guns from high-risk owners and expand background checks.
The Democratic-led House is expected to take up the bill in quick succession, and President Joe Biden has made clear…
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