WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on his first major gun control measure. Since its inauguration, it announced executive actions on Thursday aimed at what the White House called “the worst of all time.” “Epidemic of Public Health with Gun Violence”
Biden also nominated David Chipman.A former federal agent and adviser to the gun control group, Giffords is director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Biden faced increasing pressures to execute following a recent mass shooting. But the White House has repeatedly stressed the need for legal action. While the house passes the bill, check the background. Last month, firearms control measures faced a slim trend in the equally divided Senate, where Republicans remain united with most of the proposals.
The White House fact sheet said the shootings “underscored the relentless epidemic”; of the epidemic.
Biden will be in attendance at the Rose Garden event late for Merrick Garland Attorney General, much of the action comes from the Justice Department.
Biden is stricter regulations that require “ghost gun” buyers to go through background checks. Homemade firearms, often assembled from parts and machined with metal cutters, often do not have a tracking serial number. Building a gun in a home or workshop is legal and there is no federal requirement to do background checks.
The Justice Department will issue proposed rules targeting ghost gun control within 30 days, although no immediate details have been released.
The second proposed rule, expected within 60 days, will tighten the handgun stabilizing braces regulations, like the one used by Boulder, Colorado in a shooting rampage last month that cost a fortune. Life 10 Rules will require a stabilized steel-braced handgun to be a short-barreled rifle, which requires a federal license to own, and this requires a more detailed application process and is subject to 200 taxes. medal
The department is also publishing a 60-day draft law aimed at making it easier for states to adopt their own “red flag” laws. The law allows individuals to petition the court to allow the police to seize weapons from persons considered dangerous to themselves or others.
The department will also begin providing more information on the firearms trade starting with a new report on the issue. The management says it hasn’t been doing it in more than two decades.
Biden is investing in a community violence intervention program aimed at reducing gun violence in urban areas in five federal agencies.
Authorities said the management’s actions were The “initial steps” were completed during the first week of the Garland event and the move could be coming.
The ATF is currently run by Acting Director Regina Lombardo, a supporter of gun control, underscoring the importance of this position in gun law enforcement, and Chipman is sure to be honored by the group. During his time as a senior policy advisor to the Giffords, he made considerable efforts to push for more ghost gun regulations and enforcement, changes to background check systems, and measures to curb the illegal firearms trade. law
Chipman spent 25 years as an agent at the ATF, where he worked to stop the trafficking of illegal firearms from Virginia to New York and served on ATF’s SWAT team. Chipman owns guns.
He is an explosives expert and is one of the teams involved in the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center blast. He was also involved in investigating a 1990 Alabama church bombing.He left the ATF in 2012.
The White House fact sheet said Chipman was working “to develop common sense gun safety laws”.
During his campaign, Biden promised to prioritize new gun control measures as president, including international background checks, a ban on online firearms sales and the manufacture and sale of assault weapons, and High-capacity magazine But supporters of gun control say While they were delighted by the signal from the White House that they took the issue seriously. But they were disappointed at the lack of action early.
However, with the announcement of the new measures, supporters praised Biden’s first move in combating gun violence.
“Each executive action will begin to address the raging gun violence epidemic throughout the epidemic, and begin to fulfill President Biden’s pledge to be a strong gun safety president. “It’s the best in history,” said John Feinblatt, President of Everytown.
Feinblatt, in particular, praised the movement to control ghost guns, which he said “will undoubtedly save countless lives” and praised Chipman as “an invaluable figure”. In the fight against illegal gun trade He also said the group was looking forward to continuing to work with the Biden administration on firearms control measures. But it is unclear what next move the White House or lawmakers on Capitol Hill will take.
Biden himself expressed uncertainty late last month when asked if he had political funds to submit a new gun control proposal, telling reporters, “I haven’t done any count yet.”
Over the years, federal officials have sounded the alarm about a growing black market for homemade military-style semi-automatic rifles and pistols. More and more ghost guns have appeared on the scene, and in recent years more and more have been introduced as federal officials buy guns in covert operations from gang members and other criminals.
It’s difficult to tell how many people are circulating on the road, in part because in many cases police departments have not been in contact with the federal government about guns because they can’t keep up.
Some states, such as California, have enacted legislation in recent years to require the serial number stamping on ghost guns.
An essential component to building irreversible guns is something called a lower receiver, typically made of metal or polymer. Unfinished receivers, sometimes referred to as “80 percent receivers,” can be legally purchased online without a serial number or other markings without a license.
The gunman who killed his wife and four others. Northern California in 2017 was banned from owning a firearm. But he made his own to contradict court orders before the rampage, and in 2019, a teenager used a homemade handgun. To shoot two classmates to death and injure three others at a Los Angeles suburban school.
Lisa Marie Pane, an Associated Press writer in Boise, Idaho, contributed to this report.