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Biden’s plan to end proliferation of home-made weapons in the US

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The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will announce this Thursday half a dozen measures to limit the arms in the country pressured by the recent shootings in Atlanta and Colorado, as well as the inaction of the Congress.

Among the initiatives that Biden is preparing to announce, one stands out that seeks to stop the proliferation of homemade weapons, known as “ghost guns”, according to the White House in a call with journalists.

The “ghost guns” allow, from kits with parts, to assemble in approximately half an hour weapons that are difficult for the authorities to trace since they lack a serial number.

“Police officers in cities across the country are reporting a growing problem. Criminals buy kits that contain almost all the components and instructions to make a weapon in just 30 minutes. And they are using these weapons to commit crimes,” a civil service operater explained during a call.

Biden will order the Department of Justice to present a plan in 30 days to “help stop the proliferation” of this type of weapon.

The US president will also order the Department of Justice to regulate devices called “arm braces” that, when coupled, convert handguns into rifles, making them much more accurate.

The perpetrator of the Colorado supermarket shooting that left 10 dead two weeks ago used one of these devices in his massacre, in which there were no survivors.

Biden also plans to appoint David Chipman, a former agent who has defended gun regulation from the private sector in recent years.

Chipman’s eventual confirmation will depend on the Senate, where the weapons debate raises passions and where Democrats have a very fragile majority. Furthermore, the Senate has not authorized the appointment of any chief to the ATF since 2013.

Biden will push for three other measures, one aimed at promoting states to allow judges to restrict arms access to certain people, the drafting of a report on arms trafficking, and the financing of programmes to reduce gun violence in urban settings.

Homicides in 2020 rose 33 percent on average in the 66 largest cities in the United States, according to CNN data. Biden will take these low-profile measures while waiting for Congress to act more broadly, although Republicans in the Senate have blocked most of the Democratic legislative agenda, including gun control measures.

“It has been a long time for Congress to act. But this does not mean that we cannot ask Congress to act and push for executive action at the same time,” said the informant official.

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