President Biden signs a bipartisan gun reform bill into law

President Biden signs a bipartisan gun reform bill into law

June 28, 2022: -On Saturday, president Joe Biden signed the nation’s most significant gun reform bill decades into law early after years of stalled efforts to tighten gun laws. Biden’s signature comes a day after House legislatures passed the bipartisan bill to restrict gun access for the recent buyers, domestic violence offenders, and the ones risking their communities. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act would fund school safety and mental health programs.

On Thursday, the Senate gave the matter delinquent.

“While this bill doesn’t do everything I want, it includes actions I’ve long called for that are going to save lives,” Biden signed the bill.

Legislators are racing to discover a solution to a recent spate of gun massacres after the mass shootings at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, and a Texas elementary school in the previous month.

The recent law enhances backdrop checks for 18- to 21-year-old gun buyers. The ability to access firearms for adults came under increased scrutiny after 18-year-olds armed with assault-style rifles carried out Buffalo and Uvalde shootings.

Lawmakers are working to close the boyfriend loophole and ban gun ownership for domestic violence offenders who are unmarried. It sets up grants for states to encourage red-flag laws, allowing police or relatives and understandings to petition courts to order the removal of a gun if the individual is thought dangerous.

Additionally, the bill will fund school safety and youth mental health programs. Democrats have long lamented the underfunding of mental-health programs.

Republican gun-rights supporters hold debated those issues, preferably than the prevalence of firearms, have fueled the U.S. gun violence epidemic.

“I know there’s much work to do, but this is a monumental day,” Biden added.

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