U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:
“Tonight I voted to open debate on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which builds on the bipartisan framework I was proud to support.
“This effort is focused on protecting human life in a way that’s consistent with the Constitution.
“This bill provides for more mental health and security resources in our schools, improves background checks without infringing on second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, and helps ensure that people in romantic relationships, where there’s been a conviction of domestic violence, are not able to carry out violence. Additionally, it provides support for states that implement crisis intervention measures—including red flag laws with sufficient due process.
“I am grateful for Senator Cornyn’s leadership and urge my colleagues to support this measure which will both help save lives and protect the rights of law-abiding citizens.”
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is fully offset and follows the previously released bipartisan proposal supported by Senate leaders from both parties and a bipartisan group of 20 senators. To view the text of the legislation, click here.