Tampa mayor, police chief celebrate gun violence act in DC

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act enhances background checks for gun consumers beneath 21 amongst different tighter restrictions.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Mayor Jane Castor, together with Tampa police chief Mary O’Connor and assistant chief Lee Bercaw, joined different mayors throughout the nation on the White Home on Monday to have fun the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

The laws is without doubt one of the most vital gun violence discount acts to go Congress in 30 years, the mayor’s workplace mentioned in a information launch. 

“This vital bipartisan and smart laws is a superb first step that can cut back gun violence in our nation,” Castor mentioned in an announcement. “It’s going to assist hold weapons out of the palms of people that mustn’t have them, together with a red-flag regulation, just like what was handed in Florida.”

The brand new regulation comes one week after a gunman opened fireplace killing seven and injuring dozens extra in Highland Park, Illinois at a July 4th parade. And weeks prior, there have been mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.

The invoice toughens necessities for younger individuals shopping for weapons, denies firearms to extra home abusers and helps native authorities briefly take weapons from individuals judged to be harmful. 

Biden hosted tons of of company on the South Garden, together with a bipartisan group of lawmakers who crafted and supported the laws, state and native officers — together with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering — and the households of victims of each mass shootings and on a regular basis gun violence.

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