June 7, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Leading Republican senators involved in gun talks on Capitol Hill have signaled that it’s unlikely Congress will raise the age requirement for purchasing semi-automatic firearms from 18 to 21. Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis both said proposals to ban assault-style rifles and to require background checks for all gun sales and transfers are off the table. Instead, they are focused on more modest proposals to encourage states to set up red flag laws, promote safe storage of firearms, change the criminal background check system, and provide more money to address mental health. (Articles here and here)