Senate GOP Blocks Domestic Terrorism Bill, Gun Policy Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators is trying to find a compromise on gun legislation.

That’s after Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed Thursday in the Senate. Republicans blocked debate on a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on hate crimes and gun policy.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he will give negotiations about two weeks while Congress is in recess.

The bipartisan group of senators met after the vote and focused on background checks for guns purchased online or at gun shows, red-flag laws designed to keep guns away from those who could harm themselves or others and school security measures.

By Farnoush Amiri and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

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