Morning Jolt: A Possible Senate Deal on Gun Control

On the menu today: A bipartisan group of senators seems to have agreed on an initial framework for new gun-control legislation, Sarah Palin passes the first major hurdle in her race for Congress, and the Wall Street Journal offers some insight into how we should understand abortion polling.

They Have a Deal . . . Maybe

Major outlets reported on Sunday that a bipartisan group of 20 senators — ten Democrats and ten Republicans — has reached a deal in negotiations over a new piece of gun-control legislation. The bill deals with issues such as background checks and gun trafficking. It also increases funding for safety measures in schools and for infrastructure to assist individuals who struggle with mental-health issues.

The proposal also would include funding as an incentive for states to enact "red-flag laws," which permit law-enforcement agents to confiscate weapons from individuals who have been deemed dangerous.

This news comes on the heels of action in the House on gun control. Last week, a slim majority in the House passed legislation that would raise the minimum age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21. ...

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A Possible Senate Deal on Gun Control

On the menu today: A bipartisan group of senators seems to have agreed on an initial framework for new gun-control legislation, Sarah Palin passes the first major hurdle in her race for Congress, and the Wall Street Journal offers some insight into how we should understand abortion polling.

They Have a Deal . . . Maybe

Major outlets reported on Sunday that a bipartisan group of 20 senators — ten Democrats and ten Republicans — has reached a deal in negotiations over a new piece of gun-control legislation. The bill deals with issues such as background checks and gun trafficking. It also increases funding for safety measures in schools and for infrastructure to assist individuals who struggle with mental-health issues.

The proposal also would include funding as an incentive for states to enact "red-flag laws," which permit law-enforcement agents to confiscate weapons from individuals who have been deemed dangerous.

This news comes on the heels of action in the House on gun control. Last week, a slim majority in the House passed legislation that would raise the minimum age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21. ...   READ MORE

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