When Joe Biden ran for president, he promised to take executive action to resolve America’s gun problem. While initially focused on vaccines and the economy, he got down to business on Wednesday night.
After two mass shootings in March, Biden said: “I don’t have to wait another minute – let alone an hour – to take sensible steps that will save lives in the future, and I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act. “
Of course, the Republicans had little interest in doing anything. After the Boulder and Atlanta shootings, GOP lawmakers again left out their ridiculous excuses as to why levels of gun control were out of bounds.
Tonight, the president announced new measures that will focus on ghost guns and various loopholes. Ghost rifles are firearms used in crimes without a serial number. Biden will try to come up with a plan to stop the proliferation of these weapons.
Biden also wants red flag laws to be easier to apply. These laws would “allow police or family members to temporarily remove firearms from people in crisis at petition courts”.
The White House said in a statement:
“As the President urges Congress to pass laws that create appropriate national red flag law and laws that encourage states to pass red flag laws, the Justice Department’s published model law will make it easier for states to who want to pass the red flag laws to do so. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.