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Biden announces new plans to curb gun violence, months after Lunar New Year mass shooting

2023-03-14 09:28:28       source:CNBC

March 14, 2023

President Joe Biden, speaking from Monterey Park, Calif. on Tuesday, said he plans to issue a new executive order to combat gun violence — less than two months after a mass shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations rocked that community.

Biden’s order will direct Justice Department officials to increase the use of background checks for gun buyers and promoting safe storage of firearms. It will also call for working with law enforcement to ensure the bipartisan gun control law passed last year, following mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, is being put to full use.

The order will ask the U.S. Attorney General’s office to take whatever regulatory actions are available to get the U.S. as close to implementing universal background checks as possible without congressional approval.

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