IMMINENT: Joe Biden To Announce Executive Orders on Gun Control

Report: Biden Is Planning a Big Announcement on Guns

Biden plans to unveil executive action on guns on Thursday

The Hill reported that "his nomination is expected to be welcomed by gun safety advocates and comes as Biden is preparing a series of executive actions on guns".

The President plans to announce new executive actions on guns Thursday, a person familiar with the plans said.

The administration's steps drew praise from gun safety groups.

Senior administration officials confirmed that the Justice Department would issue a new proposed rule aimed at reining in ghost guns within 30 days, but offered no details on the content of the rule.

Absent, however, will be any big measures on seeking to tighten overall gun laws, such as more background checks or ending the sale of powerful rifles often used in mass killings.

The Justice Department is also planning to issue a model of what are known as "red flag" laws that give family members and law enforcement the ability to petition a court to temporarily restrict someone deemed to be a danger to themselves or someone else from accessing guns.

Other measures include boosting support for agencies involved in tackling community violence and ordering the first comprehensive report on firearms trafficking in the United States since 2000.

A new head for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The announcement also outlined multiple ways the administration plans to invest in "evidence-based community violence interventions", including a $5 billion investment in Biden's American Jobs Plan.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has said more than 30% of the illegal weapons it has confiscated in some areas of California are "ghost guns" but they are not now regulated as firearms that require background checks.

"The other problems we're talking about, from immigration to guns and the other things you mentioned, are long-term problems; they've been around a long time", he said. While the House passed a background-check bill last month, gun control measures face slim prospects in an evenly-divided Senate, where Republicans remain near-unified against most proposals.

"These actions could require law-abiding citizens to surrender lawful property, and push states to expand gun confiscation orders", the NRA tweeted, adding that Biden's nominee for head of the ATF is "a gun control lobbyist" while offering that "@NRA is ready to fight."

Gun control issue remains controversial in the nation, with those advocating gun rights referring to the Second Amendment of the US Constitution that states: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

"President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence", the statement said.

There is nothing related to assault rifles in these actions and there will be no legislative proposal from Biden, though senior administration officials stress that these are only initial actions, leaving room for more to come down the road.