Gun reform plan gets key Republican support in US Senate

A bipartisan group of United States senators, including enough Republicans to overcome the chamber’s “filibuster” rule, has announced an agreement on a framework for potential gun safety legislation.

Ten Republicans signaled their support for the preliminary deal on Sunday, indicating the measure potentially could advance to a vote on passage and overcome roadblocks by other Republicans who oppose most gun control measures.

The talks that led to the framework followed a series of high-profile mass shootings in the US, including one at a school in Uvalde, Texas, last month that killed 19 young children and one in May in a Buffalo, New York supermarket that killed 10 Black victims.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.

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