June 10, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Congressional negotiators are trying to find common ground around several gun-control legislation provisions. So far, they have discussed boosting funding for mental health and school security, providing incentives for states to put in place red-flag laws, and broadening background checks to include juvenile records. Senator Chris Murphy said there was some discussion about a proposal to raise the age to buy assault-style weapons to 21 from 18 after several Republicans said they would be open to the provision. However, a spokesman for Senator John Cornyn later said that he had ruled out raising the age. (Articles here and here)