Biden to Announce New Firearm Regulations Today

With the recent rise in gun violence President Biden is expected to announce a new firearm regulation today. The law is meant to contain the use of privately made weapons or ‘ghost guns’ which are unregulated, untraceable weapons made from kits and will address a critical gap in the government’s ability to track them by requiring background checks before purchase and serial numbers on some of the components so that they can be traced. It would also require firearm dealers to add serial numbers to already built guns they come across in their businesses. The President is also expected to name Steve Dettelbach as his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The president’s previous nominee withdrew his nomination amid opposition in the Senate.