President Joe Biden announced a series of executive orders to tackle the gun violence on the America’s soil. As he urged Congress to pass more strict legislation, Biden branded gun violence as “an epidemic, an internal embarrassment” in the country. Furthermore, Biden remarked that his administration would work on larger measures since these are only initial steps. “We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress,” he added during a speech from the White House.
The executive measures include stopping “ghost guns,” which are firearms without serial numbers or any other traceable identification; directing the Justice Department to establish a “red flag” legislation that allows officers or family members to ask a court to temporarily prevent an individual from accessing guns and demanding that the Justice Department submits a report on gun trafficking among others.