JTN: The top negotiators on a bipartisan Senate deal spent hours Wednesday attempting to work out differences that are keeping both sides from moving forward with the framework deal.
As of Thursday evening, the negotiators had publicly provided no material updates.
Over the weekend, 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans announced they had come to an agreement for a framework of proposals targeting gun violence, following a series of mass shootings across the country, include a May 24 attack at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school in which 19 students and two teaches were killed.
The senators have since been trying to find legislative solutions to curb such violence in ways in which both parties can promptly agree – in response to Americans’ call for action.
However, two issues are reportedly holding up negotiations – the so-called “boyfriend loophole” for gun ownership and a measure that would incentivize states to implement violence prevention programs.
Closing the “boyfriend loophole” would address the issue that while married partners who perpetrate domestic abuse are barred from purchasing guns unmarried partners are not. more