Biden takes aim at gun control

President Joe Biden announced six actions he'll be taking to address gun violence.
5:21 | 04/09/21

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Today we're taking steps to confront not just begun crisis. But what is actually a public health crisis. Nothing nothing in am about to recommend. In any way impinges on the Second Amendment. There phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment Rights its stake from what we're talking. But no amendment. Known meant to the constitution is absolute. Can't you know crowd you can ideal fired crowded movie theater called freedom of speech. In the very beginning you couldn't own any weapon you want to know. The very beginning the Second Amendment existed certain people weren't allowed to have weapons. The idea. Is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things were recommending. A contrary to the constitution. Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. We say it again. God violence in this country is an epidemic. And its international prior. And today I'm announcing several initial steps my administration is taking. To curb this epidemic of gun violence much more need be done the first first. Want to rein in the proliferation of so called ghost of guns. These your gardens that are homemade. Built from a kit and include directions on how to finish the they have no serial numbers. So when they show up at a crime scene they can't be traced. And the buyers are required to pass background check to buy the kit. You know I wanna see these kids treated as firearms. Under the gun control I. Which is going to require as the seller and manufacturers. Making key parts. With serial numbers second accurate take. Back into without the year 2000 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Released report on its investigations of firearms trafficking in America. The report was a pivotal value as an important tool. For policy makers when I was in the senate and beyond at all levels. To stop firearms should be illegally diverted into dangerous hands. Today. With online sales and ghost guns. Times and trafficking message have changed. And we have to adjust. We also have to ask the Justice Department to release a new and her report. This report will better help policy makers addressed farms trafficking as it is today. Now what do was yesterday. The third change. We want to treat pistols. Modified was stabilizing embraces. With the seriousness they deserve these modifications to firearms that make them more lethal. Should be subject to the national firearms act. The national firearms act requires. The potential owner paid 200 dollar fee is submit their name and other identifying information to the Justice Department. Just say they would if they went out and purchase to silence for god. Fourthly. During my campaign for president. I wanted to make it easier for states to adopt extreme risk protection order laws. They're also called red flag laws which everybody in this long nose but many people listening to not now. These laws allow police or family member. To petition a court in their jurisdiction. And say I want you to temporary removed from the following people any firearm they may possess. Because they're a danger in a crisis represented a danger to themselves. And others. Additionally. Recognizes cities across the country are Experian historic spikes and homicides as a law enforcement can. The violence has said he black and brown community is the hardest. Homicide. Is the leading cause of death a black boys and men ages fifteen to 34. Gun violence in America for those you think it is from an economic standpoint listening to. Estimated to cost the nation 280. Billion. Miss it again. 280. Billion dollars a year. Finally. The beer racquetball alcohol tobacco and firearms. Be key agency enforcing gun laws hasn't had a permanent director. Since 2015. Today. I'm proud to nominate. David shipment to serve as a director of the if T. So folks. This is just the start. We've got a lot of work to do. But I know almost everyone he's sitting on him gardening. Nobody ever given up. Knocking to give up now. The idea. That we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America. As a blemish on our characters in the nation. We say don't you. God bless you the most important memory. On wall many view of lost in the census gun violence. And now I like to handed over to the attorney general. For him to. It's.

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