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zarin taslima
Jul 06, 2022
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On June 25, US President Biden signed a gun control bill, breaking the situation that the United States has not proposed any gun control bill in nearly 30 years. The most important background of this bill is the school shooting incident at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a month ago-an 18-year-old high school student broke into Rob with weapons such as rifles, pistols and large-capacity magazines. Elementary school, continuous shooting at children and teachers in the school, killing 19 children and 2 teachers. In another noteworthy context, the U.S. Supreme Court said for the first time on Thursday (23rd) that the U.S. Constitution protects the ability of individuals to carry handguns in public for self-defense. Biden called it a "terrible decision." The latest gun control banner design bill, signed by Biden, would impose stricter checks on young gun buyers and allow state or federal courts to force the seizure of guns from people judges deem dangerous. When he signed the bill, Biden said that the victims' relatives expected something from the U.S. government, "Today, we did it." What is the content of the bill? The name of the bill is the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (Bipartisan Safer Communities Act), and the main elements include: Strengthen background checks on potential gun buyers aged 18 to 21, including mental health records of teens in this age group, to filter out unqualified gun buyers; $15 billion in federal funding for mental health programs and school safety upgrades; Provide funding to encourage U.S. states to pass red flag laws, which allow state or federal courts to enforce the seizure of firearms from people who have firearms judges deem dangerous; Closing the so-called "boyfriend loophole", existing laws prohibit domestic violence offenders who are married to their victims from buying guns, but ignore the situation of boyfriends and girlfriends. The new bill will fill this loophole. The bill doesn't ban the sale of assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines, but it does take steps around background checks, such as allowing access to information on serious crimes committed by juveniles for the first time. President Biden and related gun control groups have pushed for bigger reforms — including bans on assault weapons, which were used in the Texas and Buffalo shootings — or at least raising the age for buying them. For example, the gunman in the Texas shooting purchased two semi-automatic rifles within days of turning 18. The new bill falls short of that goal, but it does take some steps towards background checks, allowing for the first time access to information on serious crimes committed by young people. Biden acknowledged that "while this bill doesn't do everything I want, it does include actions that I've long called for that will save lives." The bill falls far short of what Democrats and some activists have called for. Photo Credit: REUTERS / BBC News The bill falls far short of what Democrats and some activists have called for. Bipartisan Cooperation and Compromise Another significance of the new bill is that it is the first time in decades that gun reform has received support from both Democrats and Republicans.
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