The White House has released some details of the six executive actions the JoeBama team has put together for Joe Biden to sign.
(1) The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components in addition to directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes in addition to using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
(2) The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter from the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable in addition to accurate while still being concealable.
(3) The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish style “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis by accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. from the interim, the Justice Department’s published style legislation will make of which easier for states of which want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
(4) The Administration will be investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools additional than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration will be taking several steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
- The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies will be to help connect individuals to job training in addition to job opportunities.
- The U.S. Department of Health in addition to Human Services will be organizing a webinar in addition to toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
- several federal agencies are producing adjustments to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These adjustments mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
(5) The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, in addition to Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which will be one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up from the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, in addition to federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. however there will be not bad reason to believe of which firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales in addition to proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a completely new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking in addition to annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
(6) The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, in addition to Firearms. ATF will be the key agency enforcing our gun laws, in addition to of which needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. however ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years in addition to currently works to advance commonsense gun safety laws. (White House Link)