While Democrats took a number of losses this week, thanks to the Supreme Court, they managed to round up a tiny victory over the weekend as a bipartisan gun safety bill was passed through the House after successfully passing the Senate, and on to President Joe Biden’s desk for a signature.
According to Fox News, Biden signed the order early Saturday morning in front of the cameras, claiming that while it’s not everything he wanted in a gun safety bill, the bill will undoubtedly save lives, though he offered nothing in the way of evidence to support his claim.
“Time is of the essence. Lives will be saved,” Biden said in an address to the nation on Saturday morning.
The president added: “From Columbine to Sandy Hook to Charleston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, El Paso, Atlanta, Buffalo, Uvalde and for the shootings that happen every day in the streets. How many times have you heard that, ‘just do something, for God’s sake just do something’?”
“Lives will be saved.”
US President Joe Biden has signed a bipartisan gun safety bill into law, saying “time is of the essence”.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 25, 2022
“This bill doesn’t do everything I want. It does include actions I’ve long called for that are going to save lives,” Biden said. “I know there’s much more work to do. And I’m never going to give up.”
The most controversial inclusion in the bill is the language that helps establish “red flag” laws for local jurisdictions, which critics say can easily be used improperly while stripping away a person’s right to due process.
In other words, those flagged by the laws will essentially be guilty until proven innocent, while incurring legal expenses and the time needed to have firearms returned if and when they’re found mentally sound.
Those who are able to utilize a logical and common sense approach to saving children from mass shootings, especially at schools, know that the only way to mitigate such incidents is to “harden” security at the schools, arm security guards and, voluntarily, arm willing teachers.