President Joe Biden expects to issue more executive actions on firearms, the White House said moments after he announced half a dozen orders aimed at curbing gun violence.
“The president is not going to wait for Congress to act to take additional executive actions — this is the beginning,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. “He will continue to have his team review, both from a policy and a legal standpoint, additional executive actions that are possible to take.”
Spurred by recent mass shootings, Biden announced a slew of new orders targeting untraceable firearms; legislation to allow a court to remove a gun temporarily from someone’s possession; stabilizing braces enabling pistols to be converted into short-barreled rifles; and investments in community violence intervention programs.
Psaki said Biden would still pursue a legislative strategy as a means of instituting “permanent, long-term measures.”
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