WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- A big U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down a New York state law about concealed weapons and the U.S. Senate agreed on a gun control safety bill on Thursday.

Immediately after the Supreme Court ruling, both of Virginia's senators shared their thoughts on these topics. 

The Senate's Gun Control Safety Legislation passed on a 65-34 vote count on Thursday to end the Republican filibuster with five votes above the 60-vote threshold needed.

Among those yes votes were 15 Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Senator Mark Warner touched on what this might mean for Virginia’s gun laws.

"I don’t believe that it would supersede Virginia law, Virginia could still make the laws," he said.

Warner went on to say that the new legislation would allow for deeper background checks. These would allow for gun dealers to check for any past incidents that may raise concern for violence or any other threats.

Another big gun issue Thursday was the ruling striking down New York’s requirement that residents must show the state "proper cause" before carrying a concealed gun outside their home.

Senator Tim Kaine was frustrated with this decision.

"This decision takes away safeguards when we should be working to enact them, and I worry that this ruling will likely compound the damage that the lack of federal action has done," he said.

Regarding the legislation before the Senate, Kaine is hopefully.

"There are some things I wish were in the bill that aren't, but I am convinced that both on the gun safety side and the mental health side the bill is going to do a lot of good," Kaine said.

Now that the GOP filibuster is over, the Senate will send the bill to the House of Representatives. If it passes that chamber, it may return to the Senate if any changes were made. Otherwise, it would go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.