New York Senator Chuck Schumer says Senate gun safety package “doesn’t have everything”

Speaking on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “We have a lot of work to do.Monday on a temporary bilateral agreement on a bill to stop gun violence.

He noted that the legislation was “not everything we wanted” but would be “the most important” on guns “in decades”.

The agreement comes after lengthy negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on various proposals, including a ban on assault weapons for people under the age of 21, which was eventually rejected.

The only proposal in the agreement announced Sunday, which deals with children between the ages of 18 and 21, “is an investigative period for reviewing juvenile and mental health records, including state databases and local law enforcement agencies.” Including testing. “

The final framework includes provisions relating to the purchase of firearms. Support for state red flag laws; Closing the so-called “boyfriend loveliness” which allows court-appointed domestic abusers to buy a gun if they were not married to their partner. And an explanation of the definition of firearms dealer. The agreement also includes a number of provisions relating to mental health and school safety.

Senator Chris Murphy, who led the talks on behalf of the Democrats, said he was ready to take additional steps to ensure the agreement was approved.

Discussions on gun legislation began in recent weeks following a series of large-scale shootings, including one in Buffalo NY, which killed 10 people, and another in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and two teachers. ۔

Legislators still need to write bills. PBS reported that the cost of the package could be between $ 15 billion and $ 20 billion, which could be offset by Medicare discounts.

Fox News has reached the office of R-Texas Senator John Carnein, one of the negotiators for the bill.

Fox News Tyler Olson contributed to this report.