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Possible Bipartisan Deal On Gun Safety

Ed Townsend
Posted 6/28/22

Yahoo West Coast Correspondent Andrew Romano says a poll shows most Americans say, “two gun measures could stop mass shootings but the senate apparently isn’t considering …

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Possible Bipartisan Deal On Gun Safety

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Yahoo West Coast Correspondent Andrew Romano says a poll shows most Americans say, “two gun measures could stop mass shootings but the senate apparently isn’t considering them.”

Romano, who reports on California and the American West from Los Angeles, formerly wrote for Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Romano stated, “with the U.S. Senate poised to defy all expectations and actually pass bipartisan gun-safety legislation in the wake of last month’s deadly mass shootings in Texas and Buffalo, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that clear majorities of Americans support two gun measures.”

The Yahoo West Coast Correspondent says two reforms under consideration favor, “universal background checks for all gun sales and raising the national age to purchase semi automatic weapons from18 to 21.”

Romano pointed out that, “those are the only two policies that more than half of Americans say might help stop mass shootings in the future.” The recent survey found that the current bipartisan plan could prove very popular if it’s ultimately signed into law.

“Given such political and procedural hurdles,” Romano said, “ no one who has followed America’s gun stalemate in recent years should be surprised that the Senate framework does not include a nationwide ban on assault weapons or a similar ban on high capacity magazines.”

Romano added that, “a survey conducted from June 10 to June 13, and when asked about four key reforms, said 66% of Americans favor expanding criminal and mental background checks for buying guns to include juvenile records, 66% support more government spending on security services in public K-12 schools, 67% support more government spending on mental health programs in public K-12 schools and 54% favor expanding so-called red-flag laws which make it easier for authorities to confiscate guns from people reported to be a threat.”

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  • lhfc1563

    Just how many people were polled to represent 350 million Americans?

    The usual amount is less than 1,000 people polled which gives you 100% of Americans being represented by under 1,000 people!

    I wonder what the rest of 349 million Americans would say?

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