Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed


President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, right, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, second from right, departs after speaking about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Joe Biden’s first notable gun control measures, he has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic”. In his actions announced Thursday, Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns” — homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without serial numbers — and tightening regulations on pistol-stabilizing braces, like the one used by the Boulder, Colorado, shooter in a rampage last month that left 10 dead. Gun-control advocates praised the actions but said much more must be done in Congress — where chances are much dimmer. Reported by Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and Michael Balsamo Associated Press

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