Biden signs gun control law

2022-06-25 17:53:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
Biden signs gun control law
US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden signed into law the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in decades.

This marks a significant advance of Democrats and Republicans on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington, writes CNN.

"God willing, this will save many lives," Biden said as he concluded signing the bill.

The House of Representatives approved the bill Friday with 234 votes in favor, 14 of which came from Republicans.

The Senate approved the bill in a vote that took place Thursday evening. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in the upper house of Congress to pass the measure with 65 votes in favor and 33 against.

The draft

The measures include stricter controls on people over the age of 21 who buy guns and that sellers should do research on buyers' past.

The new act includes $ 15 billion for mental health programs and school safety improvements./

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