The US Senate has passed the first bill in decades that is supposed to tackle the wave of armed violence in the United States.
The project, which was described as an unprecedented historical step, was adopted by sixty Republican and Democratic representatives, and rejected by thirty-three, and it is expected to be ratified today by the House of Representatives. It imposes limited restrictions on the acquisition of firearms and provides billions of dollars to fund the mental health and security sector in schools.
This comes hours after the US Supreme Court overturned a decision of the state of New York, which had restricted the right to bear arms in public places.
At a time, research institutions estimated the number of individual weapons in the hands of civilians in the country, at about 400 million pieces.