President Joe Biden delivered remarks on gun violence and preventative measures at the White House on Thursday.
According to Politico, the announcement comes three months into his administration which has frustrated activists who have been waiting on the president to fulfill his campaign promises. The frustration grew after mass shootings in Atlanta, California, Maryland and South Carolina.
It also comes less than one month after the deadly mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado where 10 people were killed by a 21-year-old shooter.
Boulder Mayor Pro Tem Junie Joseph spoke with BNC and said national legislation is needed.
Biden directed the Justice Department to propose rules to slow the use of “ghost guns,” propose model red flag legislation and reclassify pistols modified with stabilizer braces to be subject to the National Firearms Act, The Hill reported.
During his speech, the president said arguments that gun legislation hinders the Second Amendment rights of Americans is “an international embarrassment.”
In March, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman and Vice-Chairs sent a letter to President Biden.
The letter, led by Congressman Mike Thompson, Congressman Joe Neguse, Representative Val Demings and Congressman Ed Perlmutter, was signed by 101 of their legislative colleagues.
Dear President Biden,
The House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force calls on you to take strong executive action to address serious inequities in the implementation of the National Firearms Act which is the federal law regulating the manufacture, transfer, and possession of certain classes of firearms. For too long, gun manufacturers in order to circumvent the National Firearms Act have designed and marketed concealable AR-15 style firearms which fire rifle rounds.
Biden is also expected to announce his nomination of David Chipman as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to USA Today.
BNC Military Analyst, Adam Roosevelt, said the actions will not appease those who want Biden to honor his campaign promises.