Joe Biden is set to announce new proposed gun control measures later today, and we already have the details for what he’s planning.
According to Fox News:
Biden will call on the Department of Justice to issue proposed rules to stop the proliferation of so-called “ghost guns” within 30 days. Ghost guns refer to kits that allow the recipient to assemble the firearm using provided parts. These guns do not have commercial serial numbers and are difficult to track.
The Justice Department will be given 60 days to issue a separate rule on stabilizing braces, which can turn a pistol into a more accurate weapon that fires like a rifle. Sixty days will also be provided for the DOJ to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.
Biden is also expected to propose requiring the DOJ to issue a report on firearms trafficking, and have the White House invest $5 billion in “community violence intervention programs.”
The House already passed two bills last month that strengthen gun control laws. One gives authorities ten business days instead of three to complete a background check, and the other expands background check requirements to guns bought over the internet, at gun shows, or through private transactions. Democrat Senator Joe Manchin opposes those bills, and could prevent them from being passed.
Biden has pushed hardest for an assault weapons ban. “I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again,” Biden said during remarks at the White House. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”
Biden is also expected to nominate David Chipman to serve as director of the ATF, who will advance that agenda. As part of an “Ask Me Anything” event on Reddit, Chipman posting comments advocating for a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons. He faces an uphill confirmation battle, with his support for gun control likely to cause Republicans to derail his nomination.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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