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Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun-Safety Bill Into Law After Massacres

  • President says measures, while limited in scope, to save lives
  • White House ceremony marks biggest gun-safety step in decades
A gun store in West Point, Kentucky, US.

A gun store in West Point, Kentucky, US.

Photographer: Jon Cherry/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden signed gun-safety legislation into law that he called the most significant of its kind in decades, restricting firearms access for the youngest buyers and offering incentives for states to set up “red flag” laws.

“How many times have we heard that -- ‘Just do something,’” Biden said in comments at the White House on Saturday. “Well, today, we did. While this bill doesn’t do everything I want, it does include actions I’ve long called for that are going to save lives.”