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Biden urges Congress to act on gun legislation: "Enough prayers, time for some action"

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden will sign executive orders to prevent gun violence and announced his pick of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Biden said he’d “use all the resources at my disposal as President to keep the American people safe from gun violence,” but pushed Congress to pass further legislation.

President Biden said he’d “use all the resources at my disposal as President to keep the American people safe from gun violence,” but pushed Congress to pass further legislation.

President Biden announced today that he is nominating gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which hasn't had a permanent director in place since 2015.

If confirmed, Chipman will lead the agency that enforces gun laws at a critical point in Biden's early tenure, as the President looks to take fresh action on the issue in the wake of two deadly shootings last month.

President Biden announced that his administration would attempt to "rein in the proliferation of so-called 'ghost guns'" through one of his actions today.

Under the act, Biden said, the key parts of these gun making kits would be required to have serial numbers, so they can be traced.

President Biden recognized a tragic mass shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina last night, during his broader remarks on gun violence today.

Declaring gun violence an “epidemic” and an "international embarrassment,” Biden addressed Wednesday’s shooting, saying:

Facing pressure to act after a recent spate of high-profile mass shootings, President Biden unveiled a package of moves Thursday that seek to address the scourge of gun violence.

Biden said that he worked with the attorney general to identify "immediate concrete actions" he could take without Congress to curb gun violence.

President Biden called gun violence in the United States a “public health crisis” and an “epidemic. ” 

Ahead of President Biden introducing his actions on gun control, Vice President Kamala Harris said people on "both sides of the aisle want action" and noted her own experience with gun violence cases as a prosecutor.

Vice President Kamala Harris is delivering remarks on gun violence prevention from the White House Rose Garden alongside President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

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