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President Joe Biden signed into law yesterday the gun control legislation passed on Friday by Congress.

Upon signing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, the President tweeted “while this bill doesn’t do everything I want it to, it does include actions that I’ve long called for that will save lives.”

In a subsequent tweet, President Biden reiterated the same idea in an address that appeared to be pre-recorded.

This gun control package passed Congress with the support of Republicans in both chambers.

Senate Republicans who supported the package were Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Todd Young (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT).

House Republicans who supported the bill were Liz Cheney (R-WY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Tom Rice (R-SC), John Katko (R-NY), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Chris Jacobs (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Mike Turner (R-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH).

As previously reported, this bill contains the following provisions:

Expanded background checks on would-be purchasers between the ages of 18 and 21 and millions of dollars in funding that states would be provided with to enforce “red flag laws.”

Would-be buyers in the 18-21 age group could be subject to a waiting period of up to 10 business days – potentially up to two whole calendar weeks –  before being able to purchase a firearm.

Through funding provided by Byrne JAG grants, states will be given additional dollars to support “extreme risk protection orders” (ERPO’s). Those orders – known colloquially as “red flag laws” – temporarily require a person to surrender their firearms to law enforcement officials and also do not allow individuals to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition.”

Senators Ted Cruz and John Barrasso did include an alternate piece of gun legislation that did not contain federal funding to support state-operated red flag laws implementation.

This article originally appeared in American Liberty News. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. Republished with permission.