Roundup: U.S. splits over gun control as related crimes surge

Roundup: U.S. splits over gun control as related crimes surge

by Xinhua writer Sun Ding WASHINGTON, April 11 (Xinhua) — The United States is split again over whether to curb the increasing gun violence as gun-related crimes have grown exponentially. Over 21,000 people have died or been injured due to gun violence in the country so far this year, and at least 130 mass shootings have taken place, according to a database run by the nonprofit research group Gun Violence Archive. The Biden administration announced Monday a set of new measures aimed at curbing the proliferation of “ghost guns” — unserialized, privately-made firearms that law enforcement personnel are increasingly recovering at crime scenes in cities across the United States. “These guns are weapons of choice for many criminals,” U.S. President Joe Biden said from the White House Rose Garden. “We’re going to do everything we can to deprive them of that choice and when we find them, put them in jail for a long, long time.” According to the White House, approximately 20,000 suspected “ghost guns” were reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as having been recovered by law enforcement in criminal investigations last year alone — a ten-fold increase from 2016. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is submitting a final rule that bans the business of manufacturing unserialized “buy build shoot” kits that individuals can buy online or at a store without a background check, and can readily assemble into a working firearm in as short as 30 minutes with the equipment […]

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