He said yes. The US Senate passed a bill on Thursday, June 23, with restrictions on access to firearms. Supported by elected officials from the two main parties, this bill is supposed to fight against the wave of armed violence that is raging in the United States. The project, adopted by 65 votes against 33 in the upper house, has every chance of being validated in the House of Representatives on Friday.

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The text highlights in particular support for laws that would allow the weapons they possess to be removed from the hands of people deemed dangerous. It also plans to strengthen criminal and psychological background checks for gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21, as well as better control of the illegal sale of weapons, and the funding of programs dedicated to mental health. Even if it remains far below the measures called for by President Joe Biden, it is a first for decades and a step forward for supporters of the limitation of individual firearms.

This vote comes just hours after the invalidation by the Supreme Court of the United States, whose majority of judges are conservative, of the “restrictions” on the carrying of weapons provided for by a law of the State of New York.

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