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A Sensible Gun Deal in the Senate

The Senate voted 64 to 34 on Tuesday night to debate a bipartisan gun violence bill, and its main virtue is that it focuses on the source of too many mass shootings: troubled young men.

The bill covers three main areas: money for states to implement so-called red flag laws and strengthen mental health services; money to improve school safety; and additional screening of gun buyers under the age of 21 or domestic abusers, as well as increased penalties for buying a gun as a straw buyer or for trafficking fire arms.