President Joe Biden on Thursday (April 8, US time) announced many measures to control guns and declared the shootings and gun violence as a “public health crisis”, an “epidemic. “America” and “international embarrassment”.
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“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment“, Mr. Biden said in a speech at the White House on 8/4. Also participating in the announcement of these gun control measures with President Biden included Vice President Kamala Harris, Attorney General Merrick Garland, many gun control activists, local officials and practitioners. families of victims of gun violence.
Welcoming families of gun violence victims and gun control activists, Mr. Biden assured them: “We are extremely determined to make this change“.
Biden’s gun control announcements came the same day as a bloody shooting in the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, killing five people. Not long before, two shootings in Colorado and Georgia claimed the lives of 18 people.
“In any way, nothing I’m going to introduce here violates the Second Amendment [Hiến pháp Hoa Kỳ]. The arguments that what I said about would put the Second Amendment at risk are false. ”Mr. Biden said.
According to documents released by the White House, Mr. Biden ordered the Justice Department, within 30 days, to issue a proposed regulation aimed at preventing the release of ghost guns known as Guns are made from self-assembling the components.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will also issue a proposed regulation, which states that pistols equipped with fixed connectors will be classified as short-barreled rifles. To own this gun, people will need to apply for a federal license and be forced to go through more licensing processes, and at the same time pay a tax of 200 USD. This gun is the same weapon that the suspect in the Boulder, Colorado shooting last month used 10 people to die.
The Department of Justice, within 60 days, will also enact model laws with the aim of making it easier for states to apply their “red flag” laws. These “red flags” laws allow individuals to file petitions with court orders that give the police the right to take weapons of an individual believed to be a threat to petitioners or to other others.
The Biden administration on Wednesday (April 7) announced other actions related to gun control, including: investing in “community violence intervention” to prevent an increase in murders, shootings; issue annual reports on gun smuggling; and appointed Mr. David Chipman as director of ATF (Alcohol, Drug and Gun Department). Mr. Chipman is a former advisor to the ‘Every Town for Gun Safety’ gun control group and is currently an adviser at the Giffords – an organization that claims to work to prevent gun violence.
Shortly after Mr. Biden’s announcement, many Republicans and Second Amendment protection groups condemned the Biden administration’s actions. They believe that these actions violate the US Constitution.
Gun Owners of America has called the gun control measures that Mr. Biden recently announced as authoritarian in nature.
“As a dictator, Biden is looking to unilaterally regulate [kiểm soát] The guns that gun owners currently have. And he’s doing this through executive action, ignoring constitutional requirements, which give Congress the power to enact laws.”, The organization ‘American Gun Owners’ announced on April 8,
Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association (NRA) stated that “Mr. Biden’s actions could require Americans to give up legal assets, prompt states to expand seizure orders, and put a gun control lobbyist in the position of ATF leadership.“. The NRA also accused Mr. Biden of “is canceling the second Amendment ” and the organization asserted: “Time to STAND UP and FIGHT!“
Republican Rep. Dan Bishop wrote on Twitter: “[Tổng thống] Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were silent as the rioters threatened families and burned cities. Now, they introduce new restrictions that completely elude Congress & [các hạn chế mới này] nothing will be done to stop criminals while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless. I will fight with this cynical and unconstitutional effort“.
Biden & Harris were silent as rioters endangered families & burned cities.
Now, they offer new restrictions that completely sidestep Congress & would do nothing to stop criminals, while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless.
I’ll fight this cynical & unconstitutional effort. https://t.co/Au32Zff4fH
– Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) April 8, 2021
House Republican leader, Rep. Kenvin McCarthy (California) wrote: “Republicans will strongly oppose and pursue every option – it is legislative or judicial – to protect the right to keep and carry guns. [của người dân Mỹ] before the violation of this Administration“.
Despite many opposition from the party and opposition groups, the White House announced that President Biden in the future may continue to issue more executive orders on gun control.
“The President will not wait for Congress to act before taking further action – this is just the beginning ”White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on April 8. “He [Biden] will continue to ask his team to evaluate from both legal and policy perspectives on additional legal actions. [liên quan đến kiểm soát súng] that can be done“.
Xuan Thanh (T / h)