Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order aimed at reducing gun violence. It would increase the number of background checks during gun sales; enhance federal tools and efforts to promote safe gun storage; promote greater and more effective uses of extreme risk protection orders; and boost federal resources to gun violence survivors, their families, and their communities. It would also encourage the Federal Trade Commission to undertake vital research to analyze and report to the public how gun manufacturers market firearms to minors and use military imagery in advertising their products.
In response, Nicole Lee Ndumele, senior vice president for Rights and Justice at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
President Biden is providing the leadership we need to make our communities safer and hold the gun industry accountable for the gun violence plaguing our communities. This executive order builds on his landmark legislation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, by moving the country closer to the goal of universal background checks and keeping guns out of the hands of those who would commit violence. This is the kind of bold action that would curb both rampant mass shootings and daily gun violence.
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