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Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun-Safety Legislation by Wide Margin

  • Passage comes on heels of Supreme Court gun-rights decision
  • Legislation boosts background checks, helps secure schools
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Gun-Safety Legislation Passes Senate by Wide Margin
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The US Senate voted 65-33 to approve bipartisan gun-safety legislation that is hailed as the biggest breakthrough on the issue in three decades. 

The vote came the same day the Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home.