Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill Into Law

Headline Roundup June 25th, 2022

President Joe Biden on Saturday morning signed a bipartisan gun safety  bill into law, marking the most significant gun control measure in decades.

The bill, known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, includes grants for states to implement red-flag laws, enhanced background checks for those under 21 and school safety training. While Biden admitted that the bill "doesn't do everything" that he wants, alluding to his agenda to ban assault weapons and mandate background checks for all gun purchases, he said "lives will be saved" with these new measures in place. In addition to the unanimous support from Democrats, more than two dozen Republicans in the House and Senate crossed party lines to support the legislation in wake of the recent spike in mass shootings

Coverage of the bill being implemented into law was prominent across the spectrum. Most left-rated outlets accentuated how the bill is a "win" for Biden and that recent congressional efforts on guns have been "stymied" by Republican opposition." Conversely, right-rated outlets were more likely to emphasize how it "remains unclear" if thse new measures could've "prevented" the most recent mass shootings.

From the Center

President Joe Biden on Saturday morning signed into law a bipartisan gun control bill that swiftly passed Congress this week, marking the most significant action the federal government has taken on gun control in decades.

Biden gave a brief speech before signing the bill, listing the measures the bill takes and saying it is a "monumental day" for America and “lives will be saved.”

The president's signature clears the way for new federal grants to encourage states to enact red-flag laws, enhances background checks for gun buyers under the age...

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From the Left

President Joe Biden signed into law the most sweeping legislation aimed at preventing gun violence in 30 years at the White House on Saturday shortly before departing for Europe for a series of meetings with world leaders.

Biden called the signing of the legislation a "monumental day" and said it was proof that Democrats and Republicans could find common ground on important issues.

“God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives," he said.

The bill provides grants to states for “red flag” laws, enhances background checks to include juvenile records, and closes the “boyfriend...

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From the Right

President Biden signed a bipartisan gun control measure into law Saturday, predicting the legislation will “save lives.”

“I have been at this work from long long time. I know how hard it is. I was there 30 years ago the last time this nation passed meaningful gun safety laws;” Biden said. “While this bill doesn’t do everything I want, it does include actions I’ve long called for that will save lives.”

First Lady Jill Biden stood by her husband’s side as he spoke.

“If we can reach compromise on guns,...

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