Biden to Issue Gun Control Executive Orders

Biden to Issue Gun Control Executive Orders


President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office.

Biden is expected to announce tighter regulations requiring buyers of so-called “ghost guns” to undergo background checks.

The homemade firearms — often assembled from parts and milled with a metal-cutting machine — often lack serial numbers used to trace them. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop and there is no federal requirement for a background check.

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The president’s plans were previewed by a person familiar with the expected actions who was not authorized to publicly discuss them.

Biden is also planning to name his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a position that advocates say will be key to implementing the nation’s gun laws

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