U.S. President Biden to unveil limited gun control measures in Rose Garden event By Reuters

0
22
3/3

© Reuters. U.S. President Biden hosts White House event to announce efforts to curb gun violence in Washington

2/3

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his Attorney General Merrick Garland will unveil a set of limited measures to tackle gun violence in the United States on Thursday in what the White House describes as a first step to curb mass shootings, community bloodshed and suicides.

Biden, a Democrat who has a long history of advocating for gun restrictions, has come under pressure to step up action after recent mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia.

But the measures he is unveiling do not meet all of his campaign promises and are not legislative. The White House says the president will continue to push for Congress to take more aggressive steps.

Biden, Garland and Vice President Kamala Harris are slated to make remarks at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden starting at 11:45 EDT.

The new measures include plans for the Justice Department to issue a proposed rule within 30 days to help to crack down on self-assembled “ghost guns,” and proposed rules within 60 days to make devices marketed as “stabilizing braces” that effectively turn pistols into rifles subject to registration.

Gun control is a divisive issue in the United States, which has experienced a significant number of deadly mass shootings at schools and other public venues for decades. The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.