Biden has announced a series of actions his administration is taking to combat gun violence.
Actions include drafting the model’s “danger signal” law and tackling “ghost guns”.
The announcement was triggered by the recent surge in mass shootings and murders in US cities.
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a series of actions his administration has taken to combat gun violence in the United States.
“The president has promised to take action to reduce all forms of gun violence (community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, gun suicide),” the White House said. statement..
Action comes shortly after increase Gun violence in many US cities Increasing mass shootings Colorado grocery store killed 10 people And A spa in the Atlanta area that killed eight people..
“President Biden has repeated his call for Congress to pass a bill to reduce gun violence,” the statement said. “But this administration will not wait for Congress to take its own steps to save lives, entirely within the power of the administration and the second amendment to the Constitution.”
Actions that do not require passage through Congress include tackling “ghost guns,” drafting model “danger signal” laws, and reporting firearm trafficking.
A “ghost gun” is a gun that is manufactured at home by purchasing individual parts or a kit that contains the parts. They are fully functional guns that do not have a serial number or other identification information and are difficult to track when recovered after a crime.
Biden has given the Department of Justice 30 days to draft a proposed rule that “helps prevent the spread of these guns.”
The Justice Department also has 60 days to draft a state model “danger signal” bill. The Danger Signals Act allows family and friends to warn authorities and seek court orders for someone to get a gun if they believe it is dangerous to them or others. Biden encourages Congress to pass the Federal Locomotive Act, but wants model legislation for states working to pass its own law.
Another action would include instructing the Department of Justice to issue a “new comprehensive report on gun trafficking and annual updates.” This can be used by lawmakers to deal with gun trafficking. According to a statement, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms issued a firearms trafficking report in 2000, which lawmakers still use for policymaking today.
The announcement also outlined several ways the government is planning to invest in “evidence-based community violence intervention,” including a $ 5 billion investment in Biden’s American Jobs Plan.
“Community violence intervention is a proven strategy to reduce gun violence in urban communities through tools other than imprisonment,” the statement said.
The Justice Department will also devise a rule within 60 days to determine when a pistol equipped with a stabilizing brace is like a rifle and therefore falls under the National Firearms Act.According to the statement Suspected shooter at a Colorado grocery store Last month, “I seem to have used a pistol with arm braces, which allows the gun to be more stable and accurate while concealing.”
The White House has also nominated David Chipman to nominate Biden, Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Chipman has worked in the bureau for decades and is now an advisor to gun control advocacy groups.
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