WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hailing a new law meant to reduce gun violence as “real progress,” but he insists “more has to be done.”
After just 16 days in effect, the bipartisan legislation already has been overshadowed by yet another mass shooting. And Biden said at a White House “celebration” of the new law on Monday that the nation is still “awash in weapons of war.”
The law was passed after recent gun rampages in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
But since he signed it, a gunman in Highland Park, Illinois, killed seven people at an Independence Day parade — a reminder of the law’s limitations. It incrementally toughens requirements for young people to buy guns, among other things.