US senators forge gun reform deal that Biden says is ‘step in right direction’

A potential breakthrough that could lead to the first significant new US gun law in decades has been announced by a bipartisan group of senators.

The framework for a firearms safety bill is a response to last month’s mass shootings but the proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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