He noted that the abortion ruling leaves the application to states, some of which have already taken steps to ban abortion or will soon. Biden said his administration “will focus on how they handle it and whether or not they violate other laws, such as the decision not to allow people to cross state borders to get health services.” But there is so much more that can and must be done to save lives. The president will continue to urge Congress to take new legislative steps to keep dangerous weapons out of dangerous hands, including banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, strengthening background checks, and enacting safe storage laws. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is our ultimate federal law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing our sensible gun laws. Today, the President appoints Steve Dettelbach as Director of the ATF. Launching attack troops against firearms trafficking in several jurisdictions. The Biden-Harris administration recognizes that the federal government plays a critical role in coordinating interagency law enforcement efforts to stop the illicit flow of firearms across state borders. Yesterday, the Justice Department announced it was launching five new law enforcement agencies focused on fighting major gun trade corridors that have diverted guns to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. These assault forces, which will be launched in the next 30 days, will be led by designated U.S. prosecutors who will coordinate not only with the ATF, but also with state and local law enforcement partners in the places where the guns originate from and where they are used to commit crimes. The strike forces will share information and coordinate efforts among districts where firearms trafficking programs cross state or jurisdictional boundaries. As part of this effort, ATF is publishing a guide to law enforcement best practices that includes specific questions that officers should ask illegal firearms owners to identify sources of criminal weapons being trafficked.
Provide additional data to the public to promote transparency and accountability in the enforcement of policies of state-licensed firearms dealers. The ATF will publish more detailed information on inspection results and enforcement actions. For the first time, these published data are disaggregated to show the number of inspections carried out in each local division, the number of inspections where non-compliance was found, and the measures taken by the ATF to implement the intentional non-compliance policy discussed above (including the application of the exception for exceptional circumstances). This data will promote transparency and accountability in the enforcement of our existing firearms laws. Curb the spread of “ghost guns” and modified firearms. During the President and Attorney General`s speech at the Rose Garden in April, the Department of Justice announced that it would begin the process of developing rules to stop the proliferation of dangerous firearms that currently circumvent our gun laws. Since then, the Department of Justice has published two draft rules to comply with this obligation. First, the Department of Justice has released a proposed rule to combat the proliferation of “ghost guns,” which are homemade firearms that are increasingly found at crime scenes and often cannot be traced by law enforcement because of missing serial numbers.
Second, the Department of Justice has adopted a proposed rule to clarify when a device marketed as a stabilizing orthosis effectively transforms a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. Modifying a gun with an armrest can make a firearm more stable and accurate while allowing it to be concealed. Byrne JAG Fund. Applications for the Department of Justice`s $276 million Byrne Justice Grant Program for FY276 are now open. Byrne JAG provides critical support to state and territorial, local and tribal governments in a variety of program areas, including crime prevention and education, law enforcement, law enforcement, indigent advocacy, courts, community corrections and corrections, addiction treatment and law enforcement, technological improvement, Victim and Witness Initiatives, Planning and Evaluation. Intervention programmes against violence in the Community are eligible uses of the funds. In soliciting grant applications for this program, the ministry emphasized the importance of addressing the backlog of cases that arose when courts at all levels were forced to abandon or reduce COVID-19 cases. It clearly indicated that funds could be used, for example, to purchase technologies that facilitate virtual contacts and appearances, to improve case management systems, to develop tools to support diversion and alternatives to custody in the context of backlog screening, or to renovate courthouses to mitigate risks to staff.
In his latest budget request, the President is also seeking a $300 million increase for the Community Policing (CPSC) hiring program. This funding will stimulate community policing and give police officers the resources they need to protect their communities. Evidence-based community violence intervention programs have been shown to reduce violence by up to 60%. These programs are effective because they use trusted messengers who work directly with those most likely to commit armed violence, intervene in conflict, and refer people to social, health and well-being and economic services to reduce the likelihood of violence in response to conflict. Last month, the Treasury Department announced that $350 billion in state and local funding from the U.S. bailout could be used to invest in evidence-based violence in the community. The Ministry of Education has also issued guidance clarifying that the $122 K-12 PRI funding can be used for LCI strategies. To date, the government has transferred more than $190 billion in state and local reconstruction funds and $81 billion in education funds, and additional support is underway. Today, the President announced that the Government will convene and support a collaboration of 15 jurisdictions that are committed to using a portion of their CAP funding or other public funds to increase investments in their COLI infrastructure, including anticipating and responding to the potential increase in violence this summer. These jurisdictions include: In fact, in the first year of President Biden`s term, the Biden-Harris administration made more progress in executive action to reduce gun violence than any other administration in its first year.
Since taking office, President Biden has announced four sets of executive measures: an initial set of actions during a speech at the Rose Garden in April, a comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crime, measures to promote the safe storage of firearms, and additional measures by the Department of Justice to enforce our gun laws and keep guns at gunpoint. fire out of dangerous hands. These executive actions represent a whole-of-government approach and engage the departments of Justice, Veterans Affairs, Defence, Transportation, Health and Social Services, Labour, Homeland Security, Education and Housing, and Urban Development with the common goal of reducing gun violence. Highlights of these actions include three major Justice Department frameworks, the Agency`s guidelines promoting the use of hundreds of billions of dollars from the U.S. bailout to reduce gun violence, and historic advances in promoting violent action in the community. Convene legislators and attorneys general on policies to hold arms dealers and manufacturers accountable for their contributions to the circulation of criminal weapons. The President continues to call on Congress to repeal the Lawful Arms Trade Protection Act (PLCAA), which grants arms dealers and manufacturers special immunity from certain liability actions for their products. Meanwhile, the White House will bring together state lawmakers and attorneys general to discuss strategies for enacting and enforcing state liability laws that can hold dealers and manufacturers accountable for inappropriate behavior not covered by the PLCAA. Prohibit the use of federal funds to arm or train educators to unload firearms.