WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is trying to limit “ghost guns” and make it easier for people to flag family members who shouldn’t be allowed to buy firearms with an executive action suit that took place on the day. This past Thursday, due to a number of recent shootings.
Efforts to find a bipartisan deal for the popular gun control measure have disappeared even as lawmakers show openness to provisions such as stricter background checks.
Biden’s action is limited and continues to face legal opposition from gun rights advocates, who view any attempt to restrict access to violate the Second Amendment.
The change has come as a result of gunfire in Georgia and Colorado, and not just Instead, focus on trying to limit large amounts of shooting. But also other forms of gun violence reduction, including suicide and domestic violence, Biden said.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and an international shame,” Biden said in a speech in the Rose Garden. He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic Attorney General Merrick Garland, a member of the Democratic Congress, supporters of gun control and a number of local officials.
Biden also announced that he was nominating Gun Control Advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.
The White House details the planned administration’s action, arguing that Biden’s order to the Justice Department would veto access to the gun.
Biden ordered DOJ to write a rule that would reduce the spread of “ghost guns,” often made with parts purchased online and without a traceable serial number. Biden said he wanted the kit and the parts used to make it. A firearm is a firearm that has a serial number and is subject to background checks.
Bide is also trying to reduce access to stable braces that can effectively turn the pistol into a more lethal rifle, while not subject to the same regulations as similar-sized rifles, Biden said. That the alleged gunman at Boulder appears to have used one of these devices.
Finally, he asked the DOJ to publish a “red flag” legal model for the state to guide. Red flag law allows family members or law enforcement agencies to petition a state court to temporarily block others from obtaining firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others, Biden said. The states that have the red flag law have reduced the number of suicides.
Biden ordered the DOJ to issue a report on the firearms trade, which has not been conducted since 2000. “Reduce gun violence in urban communities through tools other than imprisonment,” according to a shared fact sheet. By the White House
Biden faced pressure from Democrats and gun control activists to take immediate action to tackle gun violence following gun violence in Georgia, Colorado and California. Democrats have passed gun control laws. But there isn’t enough support, even among Democrats in the Senate, to go through that bill.
“It is strange to suggest that something we suggest is unconstitutional,” Biden said.
Gun control activists also criticized Biden for not making gun control laws a top priority of his administration, as he promised to do during his presidential campaign.
In a call with reporters on Wednesday night, the administration reiterated Thursday’s action was only the first step and that Biden would continue to implement laws tackling gun violence.
“This is an initial set of actions to advance President Biden’s gun violence reduction agenda,” said one official. “The administration will take legal action and the administration at the same time. You will continue to hear the president calling on Congress to enact legislation to reduce gun violence.”
Still, it is unclear how much political capital Biden is willing to bring to bring firearms control laws on Capitol Hill, where Republicans are particularly staunchly opposed to Democrats’ proposals. Especially when he turned to focus on the American program transmission. Still dealing with the epidemic
“One of the presidents’ duties is to protect the American people, whether Congress acts or not,” Biden said. “I will use all the resources I have to keep Americans safe from gun violence. But there is still a lot that Congress can do to assist in that effort. ”
Biden asked Congress to pass legislation through the House to tighten background checks and re-approve violent acts against women. He also called for another ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and lifted liability protections for gun makers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she supported today’s action and called on the Senate to take action on the past two bills by the House to strengthen background checks.
“The gun violence crisis calls for swift, productive and strong action, which is why, as President of the House of Commons, I strongly support the anti-gun violence action President Biden has carried out in the United States. Today, ”Pelosi said in a statement,“ these steps will save lives. The spread of the so-called ‘ghost guns’ ensures dangerous individuals have no access to firearms and has led to evidence-based government-wide initiatives to reduce community violence.’
In a news conference late last month, Biden said he was paying close attention to other legal priorities, such as his infrastructure plan.
“It’s a matter of time,” he said when asked about gun control laws. “As you have noticed, successful presidents are better than mine, mostly successful because they know what to do, prioritize, decide what to do.”