Washington (AP) — Signed by President Joe Biden on Saturday A bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable to the most recent mass shootings in decades, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at Texas Elementary School.
"Life will be saved," he said at the White House. Citing the families of the shooting victims, the president said: I did that today.
After the Senate passed on Thursday, the House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday, and Biden acted for two summits in Europe shortly before leaving Washington.
The law strengthens the background checks of the youngest gun buyers, protects firearms from domestic violent criminals, and makes it easier for authorities to take out weapons from people who are determined to be dangerous. We support the enactment of the Locomotive Act.
Most of the $ 13 billion cost will strengthen mental health programs and support schools targeted by mass shootings in New Town, Connecticut, Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere. Helps to do.
This measure was taken Thursday following a Supreme Court ruling that broke New York law limiting the ability of people to carry hidden weapons. The
bill does not include the strict restrictions that the Democratic Party has long advocated, such as a ban on assault weapons and a background check on all gun trade, which expired in 1993. Assault weapons were banned.
"This bill does not do everything I want, but it does include the actions I have long sought to save lives," Biden said.
A sufficient number of Republicans have joined the Democratic Party to support measures after the recent rampage in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. After a few weeks of private discussions, the Senator appeared compromised.
Byden held a signing ceremony shortly before leaving for the summit of a group of seven major economic powers in Germany (US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan). He will later travel to Spain for a NATO conference.
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