Kelly-Backed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Passes Senate

Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, common-sense legislation to make communities and schools safer from gun violence and expand mental health and crisis services while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

“Today’s bipartisan vote is an example of what can get done when Republicans and Democrats come together to solve real problems, which is exactly what I came to Washington to do. Our legislation will make our schools and communities safer, save innocent lives, and expand mental health care services while protecting our Second Amendment rights. I look forward to swift House passage so that our bill can get to the President’s desk as soon as possible,” said Senator Kelly.

Kelly, a 25-year Navy combat veteran and gun owner, is part of the group of 20 bipartisan Senators who negotiated the framework of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.