On Monday, June 20, the U.S. Senate will consider and vote on two common-sense gun violence prevention measures as amendments to an appropriations bill. These are important, bi-partisan first steps to keep guns out of the hands of abusers and others who pose a threat to society. One amendment, introduced by Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and previously proposed by Senator Schumer of New York, requires background checks for all guns sales. Currently, approximately 34% of gun sales are completed without background checks. The other amendment, sponsored by Senator Feinstein of California, prohibits people from owning firearms who have been put on a “no fly” list because they have been identified as potential threats to the safety of our nation.
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