President Schedules Meeting on Gun Violence Monday

Law enforcement, local elected officials, and advocates to attend.

President Biden has scheduled a meeting on Monday to address the nationwide increase in violent crime, particularly involving firearms. The White House says he will meet with law enforcement, local elected officials, and advocates to discuss efforts to address gun crimes.

He will highlight the administration’s plans to increase funding for local law enforcement to improve community policing practices through the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill signed into law earlier this year. Some states and local governments are also using funding from the American Rescue Plan to fund youth employment programs and other measures that could help curtail crime.

The president has opposed “defund” efforts, the White House says, and has instead called on lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at reforming police departments. That effort has posed a challenge to members of Congress.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For those meeting on Monday about violence in America to find productive and positive steps to take.
  • For U.S. officials seeking to curb gun violence that has increased in certain cities.
  • For all three branches of the U.S. government as Second Amendment rights are considered.

Sources: Newsmax, Associated Press


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