After decades, the US Senate passes a bipartisan, life-saving gun control bill.

The House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would sign the bipartisan Safer Communities Act . The bill includes a narrow package of proposed gun laws and billions of dollars in mental health and school safety funds .

The House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would sign the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which includes a narrow package of proposed gun laws and billions of dollars in mental health and school safety funds, but it also closes the so-called boyfriend loophole, which allows domestic abusers to avoid a ban on buying weapons if they were not married to or living with their victim, according to Senate Democratic majority leader Chuck Schumer.The plans are incredibly, very popular.The Senate and House are on a two-week recess, starting on Thursday, but it will be the most significant piece of anti-gun-violence legislation ever passed, including a lifting of the prohibition on assault rifles used in both the Texas and New York shootings, and the reversal of the prohibition on long-range magazines, according to Chuck Schumer.The Senate will convene on Friday night to consider a deadline.Or, we could choose to chart a bipartisan path forward to pass a real bill, or worse, we might have been disadvantaged by a Supreme Court decision that struck down a more than century-old New York statute that only required one to display a valid self-defense right to carry a concealed handgun outside the home.