Saturday, June 25, 2022

Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate


President Biden signed into law the bipartisan gun bill before leaving for Europe.Credit...T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

 

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan gun bill intended to prevent dangerous people from accessing firearms and increase investments in the nation’s mental health system, ending nearly three decades of gridlock in Washington over how to address gun violence in the United States.

Final passage of the legislation in Congress came one month after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead, a horror that galvanized a core group of bipartisan lawmakers to strike a narrow compromise.

“God willing,” Mr. Biden said as he put his pen down on Saturday morning, “it’s going to save a lot of lives.”



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Article Source: nytimes.com
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