Biden’s Gun Law: On Thursday, US president Joe Biden signed a couple of administrative measures to restraint from gun violence, as well as a commitment to try for significant changes to the country’s weapon laws. This was his first comprehensive response to the mass shootings last month.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment. The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation.”, the president said in the White House Rose Garden.
Biden revealed new policies on firearms that can be assembled indoors easily and that can not be tracked since they do not have a serial number and are harder to track. These weapons are called “ghost guns”.
He encouraged lawmakers to take up the gun control legislation. The bills have already been passed the House would allow the respective authorities to check the gun buyers’ background.
“They’ve offered plenty of thoughts and prayers, members of Congress, but they’ve passed not a single new federal law to reduce gun violence,” Biden said. “Enough prayers. Time for some action.”
The president responded right after the activists showed their dissatisfaction with the administration not making efficient gun control policies. During his campaign, Biden vowed that on the first day of his presidency, he would take steps to reduce gun violence, but he never followed through. He initially considered gun violence less significant than other national issues such as battling coronavirus and economic aid. However, two mass shootings, one in Georgia that killed eight people and the other in Colorado that killed ten, brought gun violence to the forefront.
Biden outlined several strategies for combating gun violence in his administration. He directed that action be taken against ghost guns that are sold in kits. He directed the Justice Department to create a new rule governing a device attached to a pistol to convert it into a short-barreled rifle, a pistol stabilizing brace.
The Gun activists said they were satisfied with Biden’s concern regarding gun laws. “The president did a really great job here looking at the many, many forms of gun violence and addressing those. We knew he would come through.” said the Brady PAC executive director, Brian Lemek, a gun-control group.
Meanwhile, National Rifle Association, the country’s biggest pro-gun lobby, referred to Biden’s statements as a circus on their official Twitter account and openly expressed their dissatisfaction with the president’s stance.
Many people on Twitter have expressed their underwhelming responses regarding Biden’s Gun Law speech:
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