To advance the nation toward widespread background checks and other measures that Congress has refused to adopt, President Joe Biden plans to issue an executive order on Tuesday.
According to The Hill, the order will assist gun sellers “who may not be aware they are expected to do background checks under existing law, or who are willfully breaking existing law, to become compliant with background check regulations.” This will bring the United States one step closer to the widespread background check system that Democrats have sought but that the entire Congress has refused to adopt.
Members of his Cabinet will also be instructed under the directive to collaborate with local law enforcement, the healthcare industry, and others to use “red flag legislation” more consistently. Such regulations permit the seizure of firearms from gun owners upon a judge’s order.
The executive order “directs the attorney general to design a mechanism to prevent weapons retailers whose federal licenses have been canceled from continuing to sell guns,” according to Forbes.
The directive also requests that the Undetectable Weapons Act of 1988, which is due to expire in December, be “[modernized] to make it more difficult to manufacture firearms that can avoid metal detectors.” This section of the order focuses on the 3-D-printed firearms category, also known as “ghost guns” by Democrats.
In addition, he will request that the FTC look into the alleged marketing practices used by the firearms industry to minors.
In Monterey Park, California, where 11 people were shot and killed on January 21, 2023, by a 72-year-old gunman, Biden will sign his executive order on Tuesday.
ATF’s frame/receiver regulation, which classifies an incomplete pistol frame or rifle lower as a firearm, is the consequence of executive gun control measures released by Biden on April 8, 2021, during a speech in the Rose Garden.
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