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House Passes Active Shooter Alert Bill With Bipartisan Vote

  • Legislation would establish procedures similar to Amber Alerts
  • Bill gained fresh urgency after shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde

The US House passed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday night that would help state and local governments set up a warning system for active shooter situations, and enhance law enforcement’s communication with the public in such emergencies.

It would be similar in operation to the Amber Alert system that’s deployed whenever a child is abducted.