CAPAC Chair Statement Following the Passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Jun 24, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, following its passage in Congress, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Following the recent tragedies in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, Uvalde, and many others, this critical legislation signals a path forward in keeping our communities safe from needless violence. Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), has released the following statement:

“After decades of inaction on the gun violence plaguing our nation — particularly communities of color — I was proud to see the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Our community is still reeling from last year’s horrific Atlanta spa shooting — which claimed the lives of eight people, six of them Asian women, and ripped apart families and AAPI communities. Then, to see that same hatred and violence play out in Buffalo and Uvalde a year later, it further cemented the need for immediate action. This bipartisan legislation is a momentous step forward, ensuring deadly weapons are kept out of the hands of violent individuals and our communities are safer for all.”