Breaking: Biden Announces Gun Reforms
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President Joe Biden announced new federal regulations to crack down on the use of untraceable firearms known as ghost guns.
“These guns are weapons of choice for many criminals,” Biden said. “We are going to do everything we can to deprive them of that choice and, when we find them, put them in jail for a long, long time.”
Biden’s efforts include a ban on “buy build shoot” kits that people can purchase online or at a brick-and-mortar store without a background check. The new rule designates such kits as “firearms” under the Gun Control Act, requiring commercial manufacturers to be licensed, include serial numbers, and conduct a background check.
“Anyone can order it in the mail, anyone,” Biden said. “Folks, a felon, a terrorist, a domestic abuser, can go from a gun kit to a gun in as little as 30 minutes.”
Biden resisted the notion that the rule is extreme.
“Is it extreme to protect police officers? Extreme to protect our children? Extreme to keep guns out of the hands of people who couldn’t even pass a background check?” Biden said.
“It isn’t extreme, it’s just basic, common sense.”
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