Senate to Vote on Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

Today, the Senate is expected to vote on whether to advance a Bipartisan Safety Bill toward final passage. The deal represents the first federal gun safety legislation in decades and includes millions of dollars for mental health, school safety, crisis intervention programs and incentives for states to include juvenile records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It will also make changes to the process when someone aged 18 to 21 purchases a firearm and closes the ‘boyfriend’ loophole. The vote will need to overcome a filibuster which requires 60 votes to succeed, meaning at least 10 Republicans must join with all Democrats in favor.