Biden announces new gun control measures in executive order

by Joel Abbott · Apr 8th, 2021 1:53 pm

Last Updated Apr 9th, 2021 at 11:42 pm

President Joe Biden announced a new executive order focused on gun control late Wednesday, in addition to appointing a new director to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) who previously worked at gun control advocacy group Giffords.

Biden's initial order aimed to stop the creation of "ghost guns," or weapons that are privately milled and assembled by individual citizens. It also took aim at stabilizing braces used on short-barreled rifles and sought to create "red flag" guidelines for states.

The administration also announced the appointment of David Chipman as the new Director of the ATF. Chipman previously worked with Giffords, a gun control lobby group named after former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was wounded in a mass shooting at an event in 2011.

Chipman has reportedly deleted many of his tweets and has locked his Twitter account.


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