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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/07/2021 10:23 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/07/2021 10:23 PM
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic

Washington, DC...Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic. The recent high-profile mass shootings in Boulder – taking the lives of 10 individuals – and Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals, including six Asian American women – underscored the relentlessness of this epidemic. Gun violence takes lives and leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country, even when it is not on the nightly news. In fact, cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides, violence that disproportionately impacts Black and brown Americans. The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm.





President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. Last month, a bipartisan coalition in the House passed two bills to close loopholes in the gun background check system. Congress should close those loopholes and go further, including by closing “boyfriend” and stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to possess firearms, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own.

But this Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps – fully within the Administration’s authority and the Second Amendment – to save lives. Today, the Administration is announcing the following six initial actions:

The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.

The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.

The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.

The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.

The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.

Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.

The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.

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Posted on: 2021-04-07 22:35:20   By: Anonymous
 
Fingers Biden is a fuking RACIST! I hope all of you Demorats are happy with this demented, arrogant, bumbling old Bastard that you voted in for President! This old fool might not remember what he said in the past about the blacks and the slaves but it is all on tape from the past but the media just wants to sweep it under the carpet just like everything else he has done in the past.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-04-08 06:41:41   By: Anonymous
 
And yet I see nothing that will stop the criminals from being criminals. Just more bs to control the ‘law-abiding’

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Biden employees SEXUALLY ABUSING MIGRANT CHILDREN IN SAN ANTONIO
Posted on: 2021-04-08 07:13:05   By: Anonymous
 
Speaking of criminals in one of the Federally control immigration centers for children, FOR CHILDREN for GOD'S SAKE, democrats under biden have been accused of molesting the children in their care!!! Biden's people, MOLESTING CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE!!! These children come here hoping for a better life and what's the first thing they get? A grown democrat from our President whipping out their Dong in a little girl or a little boys face!!! Absolutely Disgusting!!! Is this something Joe has taught his employees? To act like him, what he's been accused of in the past? The way he brought up his son Hunter?
It's certainly sheds a new light on why he has forbidden the Press from visiting any one of his federal concentration camps housing children doesn't it. It certainly shows why he or his bimbo Harris has not even visited one of the democrats detention centers where the democrats are sexually abusing children. Pedophiles and democrats go hand and hand.

"Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott demanded that the White House close a San Antonio facility housing migrant children Wednesday following allegations that children there were being sexually assaulted.

During a Wednesday evening press conference, Abbott said he received tips that alleged the children at the Freeman Coliseum facility were being sexually abused and were not eating enough"

People, Border Patrol, politicians in these border states are calling Biden, people in his administration COWARDS, for CLOSING THEIR EYES HOPING IT WILL JUST GO AWAY.
SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN, NOT ENOUGH FOOD FOR THEM, KEEPING THEN TEN TIMES LONGER THEN WHAT THE LAW SAYS IS LEGAL. TOP IT ALL OFF, KEEPING THE PRESS OUT INCASE ONE OF THEM ACTUALLY HAD THE GUTS TO SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH THAT THE BIDEN ADMIN IS TEN TIMES WORSE THEN WHAT TRUMP DID.
HAVE GUN MOLESTING THE KIDS DEMOCRATS, HOPING YOULL GET BUSTED AND SPEND 30 YEARS IN PRISON

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-04-08 07:55:07   By: Anonymous
 
Does anyone in their right mind think that Plugs could put a statement like this together. Sooner or later, we will find out who is really pulling the train for the Libtard’s, and my guess is that it won’t be Plug’s, sorry old dick is too demented to remember whether he took a dump in the morning!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-04-08 07:56:44   By: Anonymous
 
You two might want to visit the south side of CHICAGO this weekend and find out where these kid’s are getting their guns from. Bet it isn’t even close to legal!

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    Re: Plugs to the rescue!
    Posted on: 2021-04-08 08:17:54   By: Anonymous
     
    New programs everyday!!! How have we managed life without all of the new gifts from Plugs. They will have to build new buildings to house the millions of pages of new BS!!!

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      Cons- Death Cult
      Posted on: 2021-04-08 08:39:12   By: Anonymous
       
      The Cons are triggered by action on America's pressing problems, gun violence is near the top.
      The stats on gun deaths is shameful.
      More guns means more deaths.
      How many mass shootings every week? One is too many.

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        Re: Cons- Death Cult
        Posted on: 2021-04-08 09:16:07   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep. All the criminals will surely follow and obey all these new gun laws. Problem solved. Why did no one think of this before?

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          Re: Cons- Death Cult
          Posted on: 2021-04-08 11:57:28   By: Anonymous
           
          If we should not pass laws because criminals don’t follow them, why have laws at all?

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            Re: Cons- Death Cult
            Posted on: 2021-04-08 18:58:50   By: Anonymous
             
            Because these are infringing on a god given, not government given right.

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