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Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law


U.S. President Joe Biden signs S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law from the Roosevelt Room at the White House as first lady Jill Biden stands next to him in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a bipartisan gun safety bill into law, the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after the Supreme Court expanded gun rights.

“This is monumental day,” Biden said at the White House.

The bill includes provisions to help states keep guns out of the hands of those deemed to be a danger to themselves or others and blocks gun sales to those convicted of abusing unmarried intimate partners.

It does not ban sales of assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines.

(Reportng by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Lucia Mutikani; editing by John Stonestreet)

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