(PresidentialWire.com)- On Sunday, a group of 20 senators from both parties in the United States Senate, including Mitt Romney of Utah, said they had agreed on measures to reduce gun violence and keep families safe.
Romney is one of ten Republicans in the Senate and ten Democrats in the Senate who support an idea to strengthen gun control. The accord is being called one of the most crucial measures about gun safety in recent years after a series of catastrophic shootings.
The coalition says that their plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure that dangerous criminals and those who have been adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons.
They feel their approach, which is of the utmost importance, saves lives and protects the fundamental rights of law-abiding Americans.
The plan, which is still in the process of being prepared, will include financing for mental health services and an increase in the number of background checks conducted on anyone under the age of 21 who want to buy a handgun.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, which records the number of people killed by firearms in the United States, there have been at least 29 mass shootings in the country this month alone.
The organization considers an incident to be a mass shooting if there are at least four victims, excluding the shooter, who was injured or died as a result of the incident.
Senator Romney says that it is essential for families to have the opportunity to feel protected and at ease in their neighborhoods. He is proud to stand with his colleagues in support of this logical, bipartisan measure that will save lives and safeguard law-abiding Americans’ constitutional rights.
Romney wrote on Twitter that this measure is deserving of widespread support. He has previously expressed support for federal background checks and states adopting their individual red-flag laws.
Romney’s website reads:
“I support the Second Amendment. Gun laws and school safety measures should be established by each state, not imposed by the federal government. I do not support newly proposed federal gun legislation, with the exception of the removal of bump stocks for public sale and an updated background check system.”
His website might need updating.