The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will announce this Thursday new measures to reduce the violence with firearms that plagues the country, precisely the actions that will be aimed at “ghost weapons,” weapons sold without a serial number or identification information.
The White House has issued a statement in which it has detailed that the Biden Administration will enact six initial measures to “address the public health epidemic of armed violence.
Biden’s campaign promises inspire the move, and recent mass shootings in Boulder have killed ten people and killed eight in Atlanta.
It will try to reduce all forms of violence with firearms: suicide with firearms, mass shootings, domestic violence, and community violence.
Every day in this country, a lasting legacy of trauma is killed and abandoned by the violence in the communities, even when it does not appear on the nightly news. the US Government has highlighted influencing that many areas of the country are going through a “historic homicide spike.”
Even if Biden presents these measures, he will need Congress’s approval, which he has asked to pass these laws, highlighting the passage of two bills in the House of Representatives last month that seek to close the loopholes that exist in the system of background checks, among others.
But the Administration “will not wait for Congress to take action to save lives,” so the Department of Justice, within 30 days, will issue a bill to help stop the proliferation of “ghost weapons,” which consist of in kits that buyers can quickly weaponize.
As they are not classified as firearms, anyone can purchase these kits without the need to present the background.
When these types of weapons are used to commit crimes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number or more identifying details.
On the other hand, within a period of 60 days, the same department will issue a legislative project to “clarify when a device marketed as stabilizing reinforcement effectively converts a pistol with a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of national firearms; law Fire.
This particular action was used by the alleged shooter from Boulder. He used a pistol with a stabilization device to make a firearm more stable and accurate while remaining concealable.
The Department of Justice will also publish model “red flag” legislation for states to temporarily allow family members or law enforcement to apply for a court order, temporarily prohibiting people in crisis from accessing firearms if they represent a danger to themselves or others.
In addition to these measures, Biden will increase funding for misguided efforts to reduce urban violence, allocating $ 5 billion over the next eight years.
Finally, the White House has announced that the president will appoint David Chipman as director of the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the federal agency regulating weapons and their sale.