Melvin Carter, the mayor of St. Paul, paid a visit to the White House on Monday as part of a celebration of recent legislation promoting gun safety.
Along with other political figures and citizens affected by gun violence, Carter was invited. As communities around the country continue to lament gun killings, Carter said the measure “will play a key purpose in our fight to limit gun violence.”
At the bill’s signing on June 25, President Biden stated that the Bipartisan Safer Community Act “requires young persons ages 18 to 21 to undergo enhanced background checks.”
The law makes it clear who must apply to become a federally registered gun dealer and that they must pass background checks before they can sell firearms.
Following many shootings around the U.S. President Biden stated, “I know there is much more work to be done, and I’m never going to give up.”