President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days following a decision he condemned by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners' rights.
"God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives," Biden announced at the White House after signing the bill with his wife Jill by his side.
The bipartisan bill came together only weeks after mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo that slew over 30 people, including 19 children at an elementary school.
The law includes provisions to assist states in keeping guns out of the hands of those regarded a danger to themselves or others.
The reform came the same week as the Supreme Court expanded gun owners' rights, stating on Thursday for the first time that the U.S. Constitution protected an individual's ability to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.
"The Supreme Court has made some terrible
decisions," Biden said to reporters after that ruling, and another on Friday that eliminated the right to abortion nationwide.