The law was passed on the same day the Supreme Court ruled that a New York state law prohibiting the carrying of a firearm in public without a specific cause is unconstitutional.
A new firearms law allows states to obtain funding to set up crisis centers to help people with mental health issues. States that do not pass so-called “red flag” laws, under which a judge can deprive a person of a firearm if the person poses a danger, can also receive such funding.
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The law also improves the national background check system for firearms buyers. For example, states are being urged to put more youth profiles in the system, so that 18- to 21-year-old buyers of firearms can be better vetted. Billions of dollars are also being saved to make schools safer and improve mental health facilities.
Republicans and Democrats jointly negotiated the content of the new law after the shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Ovaldi, Texas, that killed 31 people last month.
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