GILLIBRAND’S STATEMENT ON THE BIPARTISAN GUN SAFETY PACKAGE CEREMONY

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Senator Gillibrand and Jennifer Pryear

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement following her attendance at the White House event celebrating the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:

For over a decade, I fought alongside Jennifer Pryear, Nyasia Pryear-Yard’s mother, to make gun trafficking a federal crime. Today, we were together at the White House to celebrate President Biden signing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first significant gun safety legislation in nearly three decades. I am so grateful that in addition to strengthening background checks, incentivizing red flag laws, closing the boyfriend loophole, funding mental health services, and more, the bill included significant provisions from the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act to help to crack down on criminal networks and make gun trafficking a federal crime. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is an important step forward that will keep our communities safer now and in the future.

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