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ENA-supported Gun Violence Bill Moves to the President’s Desk

June 24, 2022 Government Relations

The House of Representatives and Senate have both passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 24, 2022) – On Friday, the Emergency Nurses Association commended both the Senate and House of Representatives for swiftly passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

As part of its ongoing efforts to address the epidemic of gun violence, ENA officially supported the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act when it was initially introduced in the Senate. The association has long recognized the impact gun violence has on the nation’s emergency departments. ENA now urges President Biden to sign the bill. When signed into law, the legislation will:

  • Require more private gun sellers to become licensed firearm dealers, which will strengthen the background check system for firearms transactions
  • Require a more comprehensive screening for anyone 18-21 years old seeking to purchase firearms by encouraging states to include juvenile records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
  • Provide resources to states to implement “red flag” laws that give law enforcement agencies the ability to remove firearms from individuals who pose a risk to themselves or others
  • Provide funding for enhanced school security
  • Provide additional resources to increase access to effective and affordable mental health services

“Passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in the House and Senate marks a meaningful step toward reducing the frequency and severity of firearms injuries and deaths. The strength of ENA’s voice is an important part of why this bill is now heading to the president’s desk to be signed into law,” said ENA President Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC. “Thank you to our member advocates who made it a priority to contact their legislators in the Senate and House – and thank you to our partners in Congress for hearing us in light of recent tragic events around the country.”

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All #GivingSeason AACN AAMC AANP Academy of Emergency Nursing Achievement Awards Adult Advanced Practice Advancing the Conversation Advocacy AEN American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Emergency Physicians American Nurses Association APRN Awards Board of Directors Brand Center Cannabis Career Development Carolyn Jones CDC Conference continuing education COVID-19 Day on the Hill DEI Disaster Preparedness Documentary Donations eBooks Education election results Emergency Department Emergency Nurse Project Emergency Nurse Residency Program Emergency Nurses Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nurses Week Emergency Nursing Emergency Nursing 2021 Emergency Nursing 2022 Emergency Severity Index EMS EMSC EN Week ENA ENA Connection 20 Under 40 ENA Foundation ENA Podcast ENA Research ENA University ENPC ENStrong Events Fall Regional Symposium federal news Firearms Firearms Injury Prevention Geriatric Giving Season Giving Tuesday Government Relations Guidelines Hall of Honor Healthy Work Environment Human Trafficking Immunizations In Case of Emergency Industry Partner Infectious Diseases Injury Prevention insurance International JEN journal of emergency nursing Lantern Award Legislation MedEvac Mednition Membership Mission Zero MPL Association NAPNAP Nashville News No Silence on ED Violence Novel coronavirus Online Education Opioid Orlando PAHPA Patient Safety Pediatric pediatric emergency care Personal Protective Equipment Position Statement PPE Presentation Press Release Research Resources Scholarships snakebites Staffing standing orders State Achievement State Council Achievement Awards State Fundraising Challenge Suicide thank you Title VIII TNCC Trauma Trauma Nursing Core Course Triage Vaccination Washington DC Webinar Wellness Workplace Violence