Washington, DC—Today, Representative Lucy McBath visited the White House to celebrate the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major legislative action on gun violence prevention in almost 30 years. The bill, which included parts of Rep. McBath’s “Red Flag” legislation, passed the House and Senate late last month, with the President enacting it into law shortly after.
“After my son Jordan was taken from me by gun violence, I promised that I would spend the rest of my life fighting to keep families across America from feeling the pain of losing a loved one,” said Rep. McBath. “For the first time in almost three decades, Republicans and Democrats have come together to address this epidemic of gun violence, and I am proud of the momentum we are building in this fight to keep our children safe. This is the challenge of our lifetime and the issue of our era, and we must act to save lives.”
Americans continue to grapple with the aftermath of horrific mass shootings in Highland Park, Uvalde, and in countless communities across the country. The ongoing violence underscores the urgency of this bill, and the critical need for more tools to help keep American families whole.