Biden crackdown on ‘rogue’ gun dealers unlikely to stop violent crime

Biden crackdown on 'rogue' gun dealers unlikely to stop violent crime

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 24 00:00 00:0002:41GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay President Biden’s pledged crackdown on "rogue" gun dealers is unlikely to put a dent in gun crime , only a tiny minority of which is committed with weapons bought from licensed dealers, according to federal statistics and studies on the subject. The Biden administration on Wednesday announced "zero tolerance" for gun dealers who willfully violate the law, as part of the administration’s strategy to combat what the Department of Justice (DOJ) calls a "staggering" surge in violent crime. BIDEN PLEDGE TO END CASH BAIL UNCHANGED AMID VIOLENT CRIME SURGE The "zero-tolerance" policy targets federally licensed firearms dealers who "willfully" transfer a weapon to someone prohibited from owning one or ignore a tracing request from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF would seek to revoke the dealer’s license after the first offense, a senior White House official said. Biden, standing next to Attorney General Merrick Garland, told Americans on Wednesday that "enough rogue gun dealers" – whom he described as "merchants of death" – "feel like they can get away with selling guns to people who aren’t legally allowed to own them." But a Fox News review of data on the subject raises serious questions about the extent to which "rogue gun dealers" are driving the nationwide spike in violent crime . The "zero-tolerance" policy targets federally licensed firearms dealers who "willfully" transfer a weapon to someone prohibited from […]

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