Joe Biden can announce several executive orders today to stop the growing gun violence in America.
U.S. President Joe Biden (AFP)
The administration of President Joe Biden has become concerned about the increasing gun violence in America. On Thursday, Joe Biden can announce several executive actions to rein in gun violence. A person who has knowledge of these schemes has given information about it. This could be his major step to take control of guns after assuming the office of the President.
Biden can announce a number of stringent rules that will include background checks of people who buy guns. In fact, some people in America also shop for ‘Ghost Gun’, which is prepared at home. Due to not having serial numbers on these guns, it is very difficult to track them. In America, guns are allowed in the home or workshop and for this, there is no need for background check of the person.
David Chipman will get the responsibility to stop gun violence
The presidential administration may nominate David Chipman as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Chipman is a former federal agent and consultant at the gun control group Gifford. If Chipman’s name is confirmed, he will be the first permanent director of the agency since 2015. Two people aware of the matter said that Chipman’s nomination could be announced on Thursday. Till now the bureau was headed by the acting director, Regina Lombardo.
Pressure on Biden increased due to increasing firing incident in the country
David Chipman has been an advocate of strengthening gun laws. Both Chipman and the White House spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. The pressure to act on Biden has increased after several firing incidents in the US in recent weeks. However, the White House has repeatedly stressed the need to take legislative action on guns. The White House passed the Background Check Bill last month.
Promised to make laws on gun control in election campaign
Significantly, in his election campaign, Joe Biden as President promised to prioritize new gun control measures. In this, to make a law for background check of the person who bought the gun. In addition, Biden promised to take measures such as banning the sale of weapons online. Gun-control lawyers say they are happy that the White House has taken the issue seriously. However, he is also disappointed with the Biden administration for not taking fast steps in the beginning.
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