The Supreme Court issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade on Thursday. File photo: AP
The Supreme Court issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade on Thursday. File photo: AP

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court makes it easier for Americans to carry handguns

  • US senators advanced a bipartisan bill addressing the epidemic of gun violence convulsing the country
  • Vote came hours after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public

The Supreme Court issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade on Thursday. File photo: AP
The Supreme Court issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade on Thursday. File photo: AP
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