President Plans to Combat Gun Violence

Actions will build on the executive order he issued in April.

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden said he plans to unveil new steps to curtail gun violence in America, including measures aimed at stemming the flow of firearms used in crimes. The plans by the president are intended to build on his orders to the Justice Department to reduce the access to self-assembled “ghost guns.” He had earlier promised to push for sweeping changes to firearms laws.

The new steps would hold rogue firearms dealers accountable for violating federal laws, help states employ more police officers using funds approved earlier this year to help the pandemic recovery, and strengthen efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to stop illegal interstate gun trafficking.

The president is also scheduled to meet with state leaders, mayors, police chiefs, and other experts to discuss ways to make communities safer.

Gun sales soared across the U.S. during the pandemic and civil unrest of the past year.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his advisors as they develop plans to reduce gun violence across the U.S.
  • For wisdom for officials considering police and justice reforms.
  • For God’s justice to be accomplished in the United States.

Sources: Reuters, NBC News


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