President Biden will renew his push for gun control push at the federal level during his upcoming speech on crime.
He plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer, according to reports by The Associated Press.
Biden’s Speech, on Wednesday, will contain a mix of new executive orders and renewed calls for “Congress to pass gun legislation”
Breitbart reports: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that although the focus of the speech will be on crime, guns will also be a “big part” of it.
She said that Biden is focused on “putting in place gun safety measures … using the bully pulpit but also using levers at his disposal as president.”
On April 8, 2021, Biden issued numerous executive gun controls, many of which directed his Department of Justice (DOJ) to take action regarding red flag laws, “ghost guns,” and AR-pistols with stabilizer braces, among other things.
Since that time, the DOJ has put forward proposed rules on “ghost guns” and AR-pistols with stabilizer braces. They have also put forward guidance for states that want to adopt red flag laws.
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