The Justice Department will reportedly take action on “ghost guns” on Friday. This is in line with the executive order President Joe Biden issued in April, as per DOJ sources.
The proposal will reportedly enter the federal register on Friday. This marks the start of a 30- to 60-day review period for public comment.
Following several mass shootings, as well as pressure from members of the Democratic Party, Biden has announced last April 7 that the Justice Department had 30 days to come up with proposed rules that can stop the rapid increase of ghost guns.
Ghost guns are firearms that do not need to have serial numbers. They are also not subject to background checks as they were made from kits that include an unfinished piece.
The DOJ has also been given 60 days to come up with a different rule that will tackle stabilizing braces. Those can make a pistol more accurate. They also have 60 days to establish model “red flag” legislation that would effectively let friends and family members identify a certain person as a threat. This would temporarily prevent the said individual access from firearms.
The president has also called on Congress to ban firearms that could be considered “assault weapons” and also called on the Senate to approve a couple of House bills tackling the loopholes and the expansion of background checks.
Despite this, Biden mentioned that he doesn’t plan on waiting for Congress to take action regarding gun control.