On a day when women lost their constitutional right to choice and privacy in this country, there was actually one small bit of good news for the American People.

The bipartisan passage of a Gun Safety Law (The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act) in Congress that is the first move towards some semblance of gun control since the 1990’s and making people safer.


While not as robust or significant as Democrats wanted, this legislation is a step forward because it:

  • Closes the bad boyfriend loophole on gun purchases.
  • Invests funds in school security programs.
  • $750 million for states to enforce Red Flag Laws or run crisis intervention programs.
  • Makes more gun sellers register on the federal registry, thus requiring them to perform background checks on gun purchasers.
  • Review of juvenile court records of 18 to 21 year olds to determine if they can purchase a firearm.
  • Goes after people who buys guns for people who can not purchase firearms on their own.

In Arizona, all the Democratic of the Grand Canyon State voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

Not surprisingly, none of the Arizona Republicans (Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, and David Schweikert)voted for this bipartisan common sense measure.

This is the same fringe bunch that did not vote for the American Relief Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, protecting voting rights, and making sure babies had access to formula.

They can add preferring crazy people having access to firearms to their dubious voting records.

What more do Arizona voters need to know to be convinced this quartet does not represent their interests and should be voted out of office.

On the Democratic side, there was much praise for the passage of the first gun safety law in almost 30 years.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema posted:

Senator Mark Kelly posted:

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego commented:

“I’m pleased to see Congress act on gun law reform. Cities have been dealing with the consequences far too long. Phoenix saw a 45-percent increase in crimes involving guns over the past year. This action moves us in the right direction.”

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero issued two postings.

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick posted:

Representative Raul Grijalva posted:

Representative Tom O’Halleran posted:

Arizona Attorney General Candidate Kris Mayes

Arizona Attorney General Candidate Kris Mayes commented:

“I support the common sense bipartisan proposal in the Senate. We have waited far too long to start addressing the issue of gun violence in our country. While this compromise does not represent everything that Congress could do to lower the risk of gun violence, it does include many great provisions that will save lives, including support for state crisis intervention orders and protections for victims of domestic violence. As Attorney General, I will work to build coalitions to address the problem of gun violence, as well as aggressively fight illegal gun sales and other gun related crimes, including preventing ghost guns and their sales.”