Joe Biden will be announcing a new executive action regarding gun control, according to Fox News.
During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to go into details.
Psaki did not establish what the executive action would entail.
Psaki did say that Joe Biden would have “more to say” tomorrow.
The announcement is a response to three recent mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, and Orange, California.
Biden will begin the process of requiring those who buy “ghost guns,” to undergo background checks.
“Ghost guns are firearms that lack serial numbers since they’re sold in pieces and put together at home.
Last week 100 House Democrats wrote to Biden urging him to take action on concealed assault-style rifles.
Biden has already called for a ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
It is possible that Biden could use regulatory authority to restrict access to such guns.
“I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again,” Biden said.
“We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”
“I think that President Biden will try to get away with as much as he can with executive orders,” Alan Gottlieb said.
Gottlieb is the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He added that his organization is “very prepared to go to court” if Biden oversteps.
“What we’re expecting him to do is anything with foreign commerce – if the firearm is being imported in or magazine or ammo is being imported in – he could by executive order try to do something in that nature,” Gottlieb continued.
Gottlieb noted that Biden could use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to tighten regulations.
Biden has not nominated a director for the ATF.
The Biden administration has called the Senate to pass two bills that recently made their way through the House.
The bills expand federal gun background checks on all firearms sales and extend the background check review period from three days to a minimum of 10 business days.
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One bill would close the “Charleston loophole,” in which a gun sale is allowed to proceed if the background check is not completed in three days.