Biden on gun violence, New York mayoral race, Britney Spears set to speak: 5 things to know Wednesday

Biden on gun violence, New York mayoral race, Britney Spears set to speak: 5 things to know Wednesday

USA TODAY President Biden to address efforts to curb gun violence President Joe Biden will deliver remarks Wednesday on his administration’s efforts to curb gun violence. The speech comes as Republicans intend to seize on a surge of crime to attack Democrats in their bid to take back control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. Specifically, public safety experts fear gun violence will worsen this summer, when it historically spikes with the arrival of warm weather. Biden’s renewed effort builds off an initial set of actions he took in April strengthening regulations on ghost guns, stabilizing braces that make firearms more lethal, and investing money in community violence intervention programs. The president has also supported additional funding for community policing. Legislators call for ATF to crack down on problem gun dealers , citing USA TODAY/The Trace investigation Waiting game in New York City’s mayoral race With a new ranked choice voting system and absentee ballots still trickling in after polls closed in New York City’s mayoral race late Tuesday, it may take several weeks to determine the winner. Partial results showed Brooklyn Borough President and former police captain Eric Adams ahead of the pack. Entrepreneur turned political hopeful Andrew Yang has already conceded, as he trailed at 12% with 90% of the votes counted. With more than 96% of the first choice preferences of early and in-person votes counted, Adams had 31%; former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio Maya Wiley had 22%; and former […]

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