US lawmakers agree bipartisan bill on gun safety

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Washington (AFP) – US senators unveiled a bill Tuesday addressing the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the country as they locked down a narrow set of reforms that were nevertheless hailed as the first significant firearms controls in a generation. The cross-party group, which had been working for weeks on the wording of the legislation, voiced confidence that it would have enough support to pass the Senate, and it could be signed into law by President Joe Biden as soon as next week. The limited proposals don’t go as far as reforms called for by Biden, such as an all-out ban on assault rifles…

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