American President Joe Biden is expected Thursday to announce new executive action on gun control. White House press secretary Jen Psaki declared the president would have “more to say.” The president will detail several initiatives to be achieved through a mix of executive and legislative action. The president will also highlight the steps his administration is taking to invest in community violence interventions and call on the DOJ to issue a firearms trafficking report.This is following after three recent mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, and Orange, California. Biden is expected to be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland. “I think that President Biden will try to get away with as much as he can with executive orders,” Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told media.
Gottlieb said Biden could use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to tighten regulations. “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,” the White House said in a statement. The administration official told reporters on Wednesday that Biden is concerned about all forms of gun violence.