White House considers measures to combat the use of firearms

President Biden may sign a series of executive orders to address gun violence

President Joe Biden is considering signing a series of executive orders to address gun violence, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

“We’re definitely looking at a number of measures,” Psaki said, speaking to reporters aboard the president’s plane bound for Columbus, Ohio. Psaki did not go into detail.

President Biden could take a number of measures, Reuters reported. Among them are eliminating the market for so-called “ghost guns” assembled from special designer kits, strengthening background checks on gun buyers and allocating funds to city governments to combat gun violence. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, an organization that advocates for stricter gun laws, told Reuters.

Ghost guns are homemade weapons assembled from parts and kits that do not include one of the parts needed to assemble a gun. They have no serial numbers and are sold without background checks.

Psaki warned reporters that the president’s anti-gun measures will not be taken today. “I don’t think new proposals will come forward in the next 24 hours,” the White House press secretary said.

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