Biden set to announce executive action on guns

Biden set to announce executive action on guns

President Biden is poised to announce steps he plans to take using his executive authority to curb gun violence , addressing an issue he once vowed to tackle on his first day in office. Full details of the president’s plans were not immediately available, but CBS News has learned the steps are poised to include reclassifying ghost guns — handmade or self-assembled firearms that don’t include serial numbers — as firearms, requiring anyone who buys them to undergo a federal background check. Two people familiar with the forthcoming announcement, who requested anonymity to speak frankly about still-evolving plans, confirmed that reclassifying ghost guns is one part of the president’s announcement. Several others confirmed an announcement is coming on Thursday and said they expected to learn more details from the White House later Wednesday. "I expect the president will have more to say tomorrow," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday when asked about a potential announcement. She declined to share specifics. Organizations pushing for stricter gun laws and Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for years for the federal government to reclassify ghost guns and force purchasers to undergo background checks. "Ghost guns are guns, too. And it’s time to close the loophole," Democratic Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who’s pushed for legislation to regulate ghost guns, tweeted Wednesday . Biden’s First 100 Days Biden’s First 100 Days More Biden set to announce executive action on guns Biden says inaction on infrastructure "not an option" Biden moves up deadline for COVID […]

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