Joe Biden, the President of the United States, will announce gun control actions on Thursday that an administration official defined as an initial set of measures intended at addressing all types of gun violence. Biden will detail many initiatives to accomplish through a combination of legislative and executive action, the official told press reporters.
Furthermore, the president will call on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue suggested rules to stop the spread of “ghost guns” within thirty days. The term ghost guns refer to kits that allow the receiver to gather the gun using provided parts. Additionally, these guns don’t have commercial serial numbers and are hard to track.
Biden gave sixty days to the Justice Department to issue a separate rule on steadying braces, which can convert a standard pistol into a more accurate weapon that, after alteration, fires like a rifle. DOJ also has sixty more days to develop model red flag legislation that would allow family members and friends to find out a person as a possible danger, thus for the moment preventing the individual from accessing a firearm.
Moreover, the president will emphasize the steps his government is taking to invest in public violence interferences and call on the justice department to issue a firearms trading report. In a statement, the White House says that gun violence takes innocent lives and leaves a long-lasting legacy of trauma in communities every day in America.
Biden has Concerned about all Forms of Gun Violence
On Wednesday, the governmental official told reporters that Biden concerned about all types of gun violence, not only domestic violence but also mass shootings and those forms of community violence that excessively affect Brown and Black communities. The president’s actions and announcements follow three recent brutal mass shootings, and the official suggested that the government might take more actions in the upcoming weeks and months.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is a law enforcement agency working in the DOJ that tries to safeguard the community from criminal activity and organizations, including the illicit trafficking and use of firearms.