Biden signs gun safety bill into law

The bipartisan gun safety legislation passed Congress in the aftermath of a tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
1:54 | 06/25/22

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ALEX PRESHA: President Biden signing into law the historic gun safety bill early Saturday morning. - Today we say, more than enough. We say, more than enough. It's time. When it seems impossible to get anything done in Washington, we are doing something consequential. ALEX PRESHA: The president is praising the Safer Communities Act, even though it doesn't go as far as he would like it to. It's the first gun reform legislation to make its way through Congress in nearly three decades. Included in the more than $13 billion package, enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21. It prevents partners convicted of domestic abuse from purchasing guns. It gives incentives for states to pass red flag laws and provides funds for school security and mental health services. But the bill does not include a ban on assault weapons. - The motion is adopted. ALEX PRESHA: It passed with bipartisan support-- 14 Republicans joining Democrats in the House on Friday, one day after 15 Republicans joined Democrats to support the legislation in the Senate. - Understand and know that this bill does not answer all of our prayers, but this is hope in moving forward to keep our communities safe from unnecessary gun violence. ALEX PRESHA: The president thanking the families of victims of gun violence who led the way in getting this law passed. - Their message to us was, do something. How many times we heard that? Just do something. For God's sake, just do something. Well, today we did. ALEX PRESHA: On July 11, the White House is scheduled to host those families along with lawmakers who supported the bill to mark this historic law. This new law comes on the heels of a Supreme Court ruling that declared New York State limits on carrying concealed handguns in public is unconstitutional, a decision that could impact other states. 80 million Americans live in states with "proper cause" requirements similar to New York. Alex Presha, ABC News, Washington.

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