Biden to expand background checks in gun executive order trends now
President Joe Biden will announce a sweeping executive order increasing the number of background checks on gun buyers and cracking down on firearms dealers during a visit to the site of a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Tuesday.
Biden wants to move the U.S. 'as close to universal background checks as possible' without having to go through Congress when he lays out the plan in the city where 11 people were shot and killed on January 21.
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The president will also take steps to make sure firearms dealers who've had their licenses revoked can't carry on selling guns, and ask the Federal Trade Commission to issue a report on how gun manufacturers market to children.
It is Biden's latest bit to use his executive power to tackle gun violence without having to pass legislation.
President Joe Biden will announce a sweeping executive order increasing the number of background checks on gun buyers and cracking down on firearms dealers during a visit to site of a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Tuesday
The executive order also directs members of Biden's Cabinet to focus on raising public awareness of red flag laws and safe storage of guns and to address the loss and theft of firearms.
He upped calls for an assault weapons ban, universal background checks on gun buyers and repealing gun manufacturers' immunity from liability.
The White House said the order will also hold the gun industry 'accountable,' by providing the public and policymakers with 'more information regarding federally licensed firearms dealers who are