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Biden Signs Gun Safety Bill into Law

By: Eric Tian

Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law on June 25, 2022. The legislation wanted to stop dangerous people from obtaining weapons. This was the most significant gun control regulation approved by the US Congress since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.

This law would be like the boyfriend loophole. This says that under current federal law, those convicted of domestic violence are not allowed to purchase a firearm only if they are living with, married to, or have a child with their partner.

States will also receive funding so they can create crisis intervention programs for anyone. The "red flag" law will let law enforcement officers to petition the court to confiscate guns from individuals who are believed to be a threat to themselves or other people.

The legislation falls short of gun control like assault weapon bans and magazine capacity restrictions. Both lawmakers and the gun safety advocates agree that the bipartisan agreement is a step in the right direction toward saving lots of innocent lives.

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