Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC.

President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 12:37 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2021 2:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office.

He’s also expected to nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

If confirmed, Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015.

Biden is expected to announce tighter regulations requiring buyers of homemade “ghost guns” to undergo background checks.

Ghost guns are homemade guns that lack serial numbers and thus are tougher to track, allowing buyers to evade federal background check requirements.

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