Biden signs gun control bill following string of deadly mass shootings

President Joe Biden signed a new gun control law less than 24 hours after it passed through Congress.

The new Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed 234–193 in the House and 65–33 in the Senate.

Doing something

“Time is of the essence. Lives will be saved,” Biden said.

“From Columbine to Sandy Hook to Charleston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, El Paso, Atlanta, Buffalo, 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?’ Today, we did,” he added.

Selling out

Not all Americans were excited about the new law.

Just like that, within 36 hours of initial passage in the Senate, the most radical gun control package in a generation becomes law. The fight has only just begun,” the Gun Owners of America stated.

“GOA and our partners will be looking ahead for legal opportunities to scrap this unconstitutional legislation,” the group added.

Regardless, Biden thanked Congress for passing what he called the first significant gun law in 30 years.

“I was there 30 years ago, the last time this nation passed meaningful gun safety laws. And I’m here today for the most significant law to be passed since then, for the last 30 years. I’d like to thank the leaders and members of the House and Senate for working together to get this done,” he said at the signing.

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