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BREAKING: Biden Announces 6 Gun Control Executive Actions — And It’s Just the Beginning

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President Joe Biden announced 6 initial executive actions on gun control on Wednesday night. The White House has dubbed them “Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic.”

The following are the executive orders, as detailed by the Biden administration:

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic. The recent high-profile mass shootings in Boulder – taking the lives of 10 individuals – and Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals, including six Asian American women – underscored the relentlessness of this epidemic. Gun violence takes lives and leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country, even when it is not on the nightly news. In fact, cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides, violence that disproportionately impacts Black and brown Americans. The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm.

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President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. Last month, a bipartisan coalition in the House passed two bills to close loopholes in the gun background check system. Congress should close those loopholes and go further, including by closing “boyfriend” and stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to possess firearms, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own.

But this Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps – fully within the Administration’s authority and the Second Amendment – to save lives. Today, the Administration is announcing the following six initial actions:

The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.

The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.

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The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.

The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.

  • The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
  • Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.

The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.

The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.

David Chipman, Biden’s nominee to lead the ATF, is widely described as a “fierce” advocate for gun control. The ATF has been without a permanent director since 2015.

h/t: TrendingPolitics

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concerned lawful citizen!
4 days ago

Biden and the Democrats are doing these gun control laws to pass their first step to making this a Socialist and or Communistic Country!!!

Don Duvall
4 days ago

I will not comply f-ck’em

James D Vetrone
4 days ago

exactly! Fascist, communist dictators cannot rule an armed society! The 2nd Amendment was created to fight a tyrannical government like the one we are witnessing assemble on our soil right now. This is WAR for the survival our our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!!

john fitzpatrick
4 days ago

It must be and we the people can only survive this wreak less society of the left and the political power they are controlling. We must seize George Soros money and financial charities that are violating our laws and creating havoc among our people. States must come together in a complete alignment of the constitution as it has stood for over 200 years. We the people once disarmed and under the Health Act the left has for years gotten their way about any laws they want passed. We all knew this Safety and Health act would come back to bite us in the ass. Unfortunately our Supreme Court made up of supposedly conservative judges is a joke to the American way of life. So, What is our means to turn this president around. No way can he be except be taken out of power by the people. How this is done will depend on the republican and moderate democrat party. I fear the states will have to begin seceding from the United States and come together as a new country as it did in the late 18 hundreds., The left I believe desires this action as they believe they can defeat and crush America. I doubt their ability to do so. However, splitting our government now could cause a movement from Russia or China or both during the chaos. Anyway we look at this action of the left and this president civil war is almost imminent. Holly Wood will find that real war is not a matter to dramatize and bring forth the leadership and heroes of the past. As an American in his 70s I fear this president is a lunatic and George Soros is calling the shots..

Rick
4 days ago

the 4th step to Marxism

Bill
4 days ago

SO, obama giving guns to drug dealers isn’t covered in these Anti-American list of garbage from the scab squatting at 1600 PA Ave. God Save America.

Thomas Maron
4 days ago

I don’t believe the numbers thay are quoting to start with, also all this is going to do is infringe on a the rights of good , law abiding citizens to exercise their 2 nd amendment rights. It will do nothing to inhibit a criminal, Joe thay don’t follow the law any way. Tell you what let’s take the drivers licenses from all the good drivers because of the drunk drivers, same logic.

Richard Lewis Miller
4 days ago

This is no longer a Democracy Biden Is a Dicktater!

Richard Lewis Miller
4 days ago

All these so called executive orders were compiled by OBAMA & CLINTON not Bill They want to rule the country. I will not comply to their communist wishes. Biden cannot make a complete sentence

Godfather
4 days ago

None of these gun control laws will do anything to stop gun violence. The criminal thugs already don’t follow the hundreds of current gun laws and won’t follow the new ones either. The only thing this will do is make legal responsible gun owners unsafe & harder to protect themselves and their families. Red flag laws are bad because all someone has to do is say they think you are dangerous & if a liberal anti gun judge wants to, they can take away your right from owning a gun without due process. The socialist demonrats only want to disarm its citizens so they can control them without fear of any resistance from a legally armed citizen whose rights are guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.

Michael H Brannon
4 days ago

This ashame if he so afraid of have gun control why now he’ll in was in office 50 years. And that comment about more attacks on black n brown people wait fuck up. All live matters NOT JUST ONE.

James Tyler
4 days ago

What then! Everyone involved will be calling for extra benefits. And look at BLM threatening the Courts about the police officer if found not guilty/leaner sentence. This whole country is not I was or did fight for as a MARINE. It’s gone totally opposite of what our constitution is. Instead of unity Biden is dividing This country. Sad days!! Now we have our own government trying to turn this country into communist/socialist. Not or will not happen. Red blooded Americans will not give in to liberals/communist tactics. And have our rights trampled on by Biden, and his Ho! Harris especially with vaccine passport,2nd amendment all this tells the American people that they want to control our rights/everything

Pgb
3 days ago

Yeah, just what this country needs a zealot anti gunner to run the federal agency that controls gun usage in this country. I see a drubbing of the dimokraps in the midterm elections as those who thought Beijing Briben wouldn’t do what he’s only just begun.

William
3 days ago

If he wants to address all the shootings then he needs to address the fact that the criminals committing these acts should be put away for life without parole or put to death.Stop blaming the gun for all the violence.The gun does not cause the violence it is the damn person with the gun causing all the violence.Stop penalizing the law abiding gun owner for the actions if the criminals.All they want to do is disarm law abiding gun owners so they can do whatever they want to do to the american people and the american people can’t do anything to protect themselves.It is not about gun violence.It is only about satisfying their hunger for power over the american people.They want to strip us of all our freedoms that so many have fought and died for to protect.The damn Demorats want to turn America into a damn socialist communist third world country.Americans need to stand up and take our country back and tell them Demorats hell no to their socialist communist agenda.If the Demorats want to live in that kind of craps then they should go to a country that has that crap and live there and see how they like it.Leave America and its citizens alone.

William
3 days ago

Can’t fix STUPID

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