• Press Release

One Year After Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Much More Work to Do

New York, NY — One year ago, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the single most significant federal gun safety package in nearly three decades. The historic legislation came just two weeks after hundreds of thousands took to the streets with March For Our Lives to demand urgent, meaningful action following twin tragedies in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX. March For Our Lives youth members met with over 70 congress members from both sides of the aisle to make our message clear: pass life-saving legislation or get out of our way. And we won. Not only did we pass this bipartisan package, but over this past year, we made gun safety a vital issue in the midterm, elected the first Gen-Z member of Congress, took the fight to the states, and passed significant legislation in places like Illinois and Michigan, and defended gun safety in the courts in the post-Bruen era.

Even still, there’s so much work left to do. Gun violence remains the number one threat to our kids and our communities. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act was the floor and not the ceiling, so we must do more, like passing a federal assault weapons ban and prohibiting the marketing of firearms to minors. A divided Congress is no excuse for inaction, especially when our lives are on the line.