To take dramatic action to tackle gun control, Biden’s administration weighs the idea to declare gun violence a public health emergency.
According to the New York Times, Biden officials and gun control activists discuss this and other executive actions that affect gun rights nationwide.
If Biden declares a public health emergency, he would be able to shift funding to the Breau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, increasing gun dealership’s inspections. Funds would be available for community gun violence programs.
The Biden administration explores how to classify gun kits as firearms, which would require serial numbers and are subject to background checks. Gun kits are described as “ghost guns” by gun control activists.
Also under consideration would include strengthened background checks. A requirement that local police would be notified if someone failed the FBI background check from a registered dealer.
Wednesday, Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, said the Biden Administration would continue exploring ways to tackle gun rights through executive actions.
“He certainly believes that, but there are also executive actions under consideration that we will continue working through internally,” she said about Biden. “And there are lots of levers you can take.”