Biden to target 'ghost guns,' stabilizing braces in new gun control actions

Report: Biden Is Planning a Big Announcement on Guns

The first steps of the Biden administration to address gun violence have prompted criticism from the National Rifle Association, which labeled the measures "extreme gun control actions".

Biden is expected to announce six actions, according to senior administration officials, including asking the Department of Justice to issue a proposed rule to help stop the rise of so-called "ghost guns" within 30 days. He will ask the Department of Justice to publish model "red flag" legislation for states to follow as well.

Chipman "currently serves as senior policy adviser at Giffords", the gun-control "advocacy group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)", the newspaper reported.

Biden pledged to address gun violence during his presidential campaign, vowing to "get weapons of war off our streets", "hold gun manufacturers accountable" and "reduce stockpiling of weapons".

"Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration", the statement said.

The ATF is now run by Acting Director Regina Lombardo.

The administration official told reporters on Wednesday that Biden is concerned about all forms of gun violence, not only mass shootings but also domestic violence and forms of community violence that disproportionately affect Black and Brown communities.

Biden has faced increasing pressure to act after a spate of mass shootings across the recent weeks - including rampages in massage spas in Atlanta and a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.

ATF is a law enforcement agency within the Department of Justice that strives to safeguard the public from criminal organizations and activity, including the illegal use and trafficking of firearms.

Reflecting the lack of political unity around anything to do with firearms restrictions, the ATF has not had a Senate-confirmed director since 2015.

A semi-automatic resembling the iconic USA military M16 rifle, the AR-15 has become reviled by many as the weapon of choice in a string of mass murders.

This new decree from an administration already infamous for both its disdain for American gun owners and its willingness to skirt the legislative process, could seek to force law-abiding firearm parts and non-firearm objects to be subject to federal firearms laws, and buyers of these parts to be treated as firearm purchasers.

As vice president under Obama, he took a role in helping craft gun control proposals, most of which stalled on Capitol Hill. These guns do not have commercial serial numbers and are hard to track. An unfinished receiver - sometimes referred to as an "80-per cent receiver" - can be legally bought online with no serial numbers or other markings on it, no license required. And in 2019, a teenager used a homemade handgun to fatally shoot two classmates and wound three others at a school in suburban Los Angeles.

The administration's moves, which Biden plans to announce at an event with Atty.



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