President Joe Biden is amping up efforts to limit access to firearms through looming executive actions and by nominating an adviser to a prominent gun control group to head a key federal law enforcement agency.
Biden on Thursday will announce new efforts to crack down on “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms assembled from parts purchased online. The president will also announce he’s nominating David Chipman, a senior adviser to the gun control group Giffords, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, a senior administration official said. ATF is tasked with enforcing firearms laws.
Nearing three months in office, Biden faces pressure from gun control groups to move on the issue after making it a 2020 campaign priority and following a spate of high-profile shootings, including in Atlanta and Boulder.
In a televised interview last month, days after the Colorado shooting, in which 10