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After weeks of negotiating, fifteen Senate Republicans and fourteen House Republicans voted with Democrats to send the most wide-ranging gun control bill in over three decades to President Joe Biden’s desk.


Biden signed the bill into law just one day after it cleared the House, which took it up mere hours after the Senate approved it.

According to The Hill:

“Time is of the essence. Lives will be saved,” Biden said, adding that when he returns from a trip to Europe, he will host the lawmakers who worked on the legislation and family members of gun violence victims at the White House.

Biden, who said today is a “monumental day,” thanked the leaders in Congress who got the bill across the finish line and thanked the families of victims, who the president and the first lady have met with.

“I’ve been at this work for a long, long time and I know how hard it is and I know what is takes to get it done,” he said.

The bill, known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, enhances background checks for gun purchasers between the age of 18 and 21, makes obtaining firearms through straw purchases or trafficking a federal offense and clarifies the definition of a federally licensed firearm dealer.

It allocates $750 million to help states administer red flag laws, which seek to keep guns away from people deemed a threat to themselves or others, and other intervention programs, and it includes funding for mental health treatment.

Additionally, it closes the so-called boyfriend loophole by barring individuals from possessing a firearm for at least five years if they are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence involving a current or former romantic partner. It extends the law that previously only applied to abuse against spouses, a person they share a child with or a cohabitating partner.

Less than an hour after signing the law, Biden departed for the Group of Seven Summit in Germany.

 



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David T
David T
1 month ago

It’s ironic the signs they hold say protect kids not guns on the other hand they want roe vs Wade which kills kids , it just shows how stupid Democrats are, all they want to do is bitch about something ,anything, and vandalize, loot and burn things, they’re stupid idiots

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago
Reply to  David T

It is ironic , yet it is the plan of liberals to ban guns period. What grassroots liberals don’t get is that eventually it will go against them too, because they really aren’t anymore special to the upper crowd than we are… when your rights are gone , they are gone…

oldschool
oldschool
1 month ago
Reply to  David T

And the dumorats are against the death penalty for the most horrible murders imaginable, yet its ok to murder innocent babies.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
1 month ago
Reply to  David T

They are all anti- Death Penalty for Murder also.

Jon
Jon
1 month ago
Reply to  Ecks Mann

Wouldn’t that be exactly in line with being PRO LIFE?

dumvet
dumvet
1 month ago

Maybe he will stay out of the country!

max
max
1 month ago
Reply to  dumvet

He can stay in Mexico!

Elmo C Sherman
Elmo C Sherman
1 month ago
Reply to  max

BUT THE BORDER IS WIDE OPEN, HE CAN JUST WALK BACK!

robinsong01
robinsong01
1 month ago

Bipartisan my ass. This is a full on bill built and moved forward be dems and wannabe dems we identify as rinos

wvweights
wvweights
1 month ago
Reply to  robinsong01

You are so right. And one of the rinos was senator capito. She should know that is a big no no here in WV yet she sold us out. At least every time manchin sells us out he get some thing. (like wife got a good job) following that line of though wonder what capito got?

Jon
Jon
1 month ago
Reply to  robinsong01

Are you trying to change the meaning of bipartisan? Do you even know what it means? Based on your answer you don’t