Biden targets ‘ghost guns’ and ‘red flag’ laws in new gun control measures

Biden targets 'ghost guns' and 'red flag' laws in new gun control measures

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is trying to limit "ghost guns" and make it easier for people to flag family members who shouldn’t be allowed to purchase firearms with a series of executive actions taken Thursday in the wake of recent mass shootings . Efforts to find bipartisan agreement for popular gun control measures have fizzled, even as lawmakers expressed openness to provisions like tightening background checks. The actions by Biden are limited and will still likely face legal opposition from gun rights advocates, who view any efforts to limit access as a violation of the Second Amendment. The changes come in the wake of shootings in Georgia and Colorado and focus not just on trying to limit mass shootings, but also at reducing other forms of gun violence, like suicides and domestic violence, Biden said. ‘Nobody needs that’: Biden calls to ban assault weapons with high-capacity magazines April 8, 202101:01 "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it is an international embarrassment," Biden said in remarks he made in the Rose Garden. He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland. A number of Democratic congressional members, gun control advocates and local officials also attended. Biden also announced he is nominating David Chipman, a gun control advocate, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. The White House detailed the planned executive actions, arguing that Biden’s instructions to the Department of Justice will curb access to guns. Biden […]

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