President Joe Biden will announce new executive action on gun control on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Psaki, during her press briefing Wednesday, declined to go into details on what the action would entail but said the president would have “more to say” tomorrow.
Politico also indicates that President Joe Biden will be putting forth executive action on gun control tomorrow.
Politico notes that the executive action is expected to center on “ghost guns,” making it mandatory for individuals buying gun kits to undergo a background check.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “I think he sees it as vital to take steps on two tracks because congressional legislation obviously has a more permanent, lasting impact. Executive actions are, of course, an important lever that every president has at their disposal.”
Biden to target ‘ghost guns,’ stabilizing braces in new gun control actions
The president will detail several initiatives to be achieved through a mix of executive and legislative action, the official told reporters.
Biden will call on the Department of Justice to issue proposed rules to stop the proliferation of so-called “ghost guns” within 30 days. Ghost guns refer to kits that allow the recipient to assemble the firearm using provided parts. These guns do not have commercial serial numbers and are difficult to track.
The Justice Department will be given 60 days to issue a separate rule on stabilizing braces, which can turn a pistol into a more accurate weapon that fires like a rifle. Sixty days will also be provided for the DOJ to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.