Washington: Massive legislation has been introduced in the United States to reduce gun violence.
A series of shooting incidents in the United States is becoming a story. School and college have also been the scene of recent shootings in the United States.
The restrictions on buying and possessing firearms there are not great. This is seen as the main reason for the increase in shooting incidents.
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Because of this, various parties have consistently called for legislation to reduce gun use in the United States. Last month, shootings in key provinces such as New York and Texas sent shockwaves through the country.
In this context, the United States has proposed a new law to regulate gun culture. It has been approved by the US Senate. Although these reforms are less than the amendments proposed by Joe Biden, the resolution was passed almost 30 years later.
Democrats who generally control this gun culture will support it. But Republicans will be against it. But this time the bill has the support of 15 Republicans. This is said to be one of the reasons why Republicans have changed their stance ahead of this year’s midterm elections in the United States.
This will allow 21-year-olds to be subjected to extensive testing if they go to buy guns. $ 11 billion will be allocated to improve the mental health of the public as well as $ 2 billion to school care programs. It also proposes funding to encourage provincial governments to enact legislation to ban the possession of firearms by individuals considered a threat.
Similarly if one of the spouses continues to commit violence they will not be able to possess a firearm under the existing law. However, guns cannot be banned under this rule if they live in a live-in relationship without getting married. The new law that has just been brought in includes those who live in a boyfriend and live relationship.
With the bill being passed in the Senate, many are praising it. Democrats say this is a great day to end violence in the United States. The bill also welcomes those who have lost their relationships in shooting incidents.
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Story first published: Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:26 [IST]