“時間は重要です. 命が救われる,” バイデンは国民への演説で言った. “コロンバインからサンディフック、チャールストンまで, オーランド, ラスベガス, パークランド, ステップ, アトランタ, バッファロー, Uvalde and for the shootings that happen every day in the streets. How many times have you heard that, ‘just do something, for God’s sake just do something’?”
“今日, やった,” 彼が追加した.
The House passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Friday in a 234 -193 vote with 14 Republicans crossing party lines just one day after the Senate passed the legislation in a 65-33 vote Thursday night.
The newly-implemented law is an attempt to circumvent mass shootings that have plagued the U.S. for years.
Two mass shootings that occurred within a week of each other in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas left dozens dead last month.
ザ・ Senate then launched negotiations で定期的なキャラクターを演じた 10 Senate Republicans and 10 Senate Democrats to pass gun control reform and address gun violence across the U.S.
Though the push was largely opposed by Republicans in the House, including by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell championed the legislation and said it “will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the 修正第2条の権利 of law-abiding citizens.”
The newest law will incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18- to 21-year-olds.
The Uvalde shooting, 殺した 19 children ages nine to 11 along with two teachers, and the Buffalo shooting, which has been deemed a hate-crime-fueled attack that left 10 dead and three wounded, were both carried out by 18-year-old men.
Lawmakers have encouraged states to release previously sealed juvenile records, which could potentially add several days to the waiting period before a gun purchase can be completed.
But even with the new gun control measures, it remains unclear if the two most recent mass shootings could have been prevented by the newest stipulations.
Both 18-year-old men legally purchased AR-15-style rifles and neither individual were flagged by existing red flag laws.
The newest provision calling on states to release juvenile records may have helped to flag Payton Gendron, the Buffalo shooter, who was evaluated for mental health concerns in 2021 but evaded any red flags.
The bill also provides funding for youth mental health programs.
“This bill doesn’t do everything I want. It does include actions I’ve long called for that are going to save lives,” バイデンは言った. “I know there’s much more work to do. And I’m never going to give up.
“But this is a monumental day,” 彼が追加した.