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Congress’ first gun control move in nearly three decades goes to the office of President Joe Biden. With the support of all Democrats and 14 Republicans, the House on Friday passed the bipartisan bill 234-193, which is designed to make it more difficult for people to obtain firearms,

Written in response to shootings in buffaloNew York, and UvaldeTexasthe bill passed the House by a vote of less than a day after Senate approval Thursday night 65-33.

The legislation requires stricter background checks on gun buyers under the age of 21 and allows authorities to review juvenile police and mental health records as young as 16. It also contributes federal funding to bolster mental health programs nationwide and security nationwide. schools. Further funding was provided to implement “red flag” laws that allow officials to temporarily seize weapons from people a court deems too dangerous to possess, and to strengthen laws against arms trafficking. The bill also helps strengthen a ban on people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing firearms, ending a technical problem called the loophole

The bill — representing a compromise between House Democrats and Republicans — was passed by the Senate the same day as a Supreme Court decision repealed a century-old New York state ordinance that restricts concealed carrying of permits to only those who have a “good reason.” ” to show. Now citizens likely no longer need to prove they have a specific requirement to obtain a permit, potentially increasing the public prevalence of firearms in the state, including in crowded city spaces — more on that here

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