Justice Department announces new steps to reduce gun violence

The Department of Justice (DOJ) introduced on Monday it has taken steps to reduce gun violence by tackling using stabilizing gadgets that convert pistols into rifles and by publishing mannequin laws on crimson flag legal guidelines. 

The steps comply with up on President BidenJoe BidenFauci, Jill Biden go to New York vaccine website More than 100 former world leaders name on G7 international locations to to pay for international COVID-19 vaccination Ukraine’s president implores Biden to meet him earlier than summit with Putin MORE’s government actions in April, which gave DOJ 60 days to act on each points.

“Today the Department of Justice announced two new steps to stem the epidemic of gun violence in our country, following through on the president and attorney general’s announcement in April of a set of initial actions,” White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiWhite House briefing room to return to full capability Divisions stay on infrastructure as clock ticks on bipartisan deal Buttigieg: ‘Still numerous daylight’ between GOP, White House on infrastructure MORE instructed reporters on Monday. 

DOJ issued a discover of proposed rule-making that makes clear that utilizing gadgets to convert pistols into short-barreled rifles is topic to the requirement of the National Firearms Act, which imposes heightened laws on short-barreled rifles.


Psaki famous that the alleged shooter in Boulder, Colo., used a pistol with an arm brace as a stabilizing system.

DOJ additionally revealed mannequin laws for states to craft “extreme risk protection orders,” that are also called crimson flag legal guidelines. These legal guidelines authorize the courts to briefly bar folks in disaster from accessing a firearm.

Psaki additionally famous that a lot of states have already got crimson flag legal guidelines in place. 

“This is part of the president’s long-standing commitment to addressing the scourge of gun valence, which continues to claim far too many lives every day,” she stated.


Attorney General Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandRepublicans goal Trump critic’s position at DOJ Trump DOJ seized cellphone data of New York Times reporters Justice faces stress for motion on civil rights post-Trump MORE additionally stated in an announcement the DOJ needs to take “concrete steps” to reduce gun violence. 

“Today we continue to deliver on our promise to help save lives while protecting the rights of law-abiding Americans. We welcome the opportunity to work with communities in the weeks and months ahead in our shared commitment to end gun violence,” he stated.

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