WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday announced a slew of new gun control measures after a pair of high-profile recent mass shootings.
Biden is presenting the executive actions in the Rose Garden, joined by gun control advocate David Chipman, his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
The White House confirmed the details of the restrictions and proposals in a Wednesday evening fact sheet.
“The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm,” the White House said.
The most widely anticipated measure instructs the Justice Department to issue a proposed regulation within 30 days to undermine the at-home manufacture of so-called “ghost guns,” which can be made with equipment that drills and folds metal parts.
“We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these