Biden introduces legislation to improve gun background checks

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According to the White House, US President Joe Biden will take steps to enhance background checks on gun transactions.

According to the White House, Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday with the purpose of increasing the number of background checks performed before firearm transactions.

According to the White House, the executive order aims to keep more guns out of the hands of dangerous people by expanding the use of “red flag” laws, strengthen efforts to hold the gun industry accountable, and accelerate law enforcement efforts to identify and apprehend the shooters threatening American communities.

Furthermore, according to Xinhua, the President is pressing the Federal Trade Commission to produce a public study analysing how gun makers market firearms to minors.

On Tuesday, Biden travelled to Monterey Park, California, to visit the neighbourhood affected by a mass shooting earlier this year that lost 11 lives and injured nine others.

“Monterey Park is part of a growing list of communities all across the country that are forever changed due to gun violence — not only mass shootings, but also daily acts of gun violence that may not make national headlines,” the White House said.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 8,300 people have died as a result of gun violence in the United States this year.