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Joe Biden Plans New Gun Control Push Amid Surge Rise In Violent Crime

According to the White House, on Wednesday President Joe Biden will outline new gun control measures, as the administration seeks to tie gun ownership to the sharp rise in violent crime in major American cities.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki discussed the president’s upcoming speech during her Monday press briefing.

Psaki: Biden Believes ‘A Great Deal Of The Crime We’re Seeing Is A Result Of Gun Violence’

Psaki said, “The President feels a lot — a great deal of the crime we’re seeing is a result of gun violence.”

She added, “You can expect he’ll speak to that and his commitment to continuing to address gun violence and gun safety in the country.”

FBI data shows that murders have gone up 25 percent under Biden and violent crime has risen about three percent. 

According to the White House, on Wednesday President Joe Biden will outline new gun control measures, as the administration seeks to tie gun ownership to the sharp rise in violent crime in major American cities.

Psaki: Biden Believes ‘A Great Deal Of The Crime We’re Seeing Is A Result Of Gun Violence’

Psaki said, “The President feels a lot — a great deal of the crime we’re seeing is a result of gun violence.”

She added, “You can expect he’ll speak to that and his commitment to continuing to address gun violence and gun safety in the country.”

FBI data shows that murders have gone up 25 percent under Biden and violent crime has risen about three percent.

Psaki said Tuesday that is was likely that Biden would also say that violent crime in America’s major cities went up while Trump was still in the White House. 

“There’s been actually a rise in crime over the last five years, but really the last 18 months,” Psaki said.

Among the gun measures Biden will implement, according to Axios:

  • Biden will set “a new policy to revoke licenses from dealers the first time they violate federal law, barring extraordinary circumstances. 
  • Set aside $350 billion from the American Rescue Plan in state and local funding to advance community policing strategies, such as investing in new technologies and bolstering prosecutions of gun traffickers.
  • Expand resources for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resources designate a point of contact in every field division so mayors, police or other local leaders can report concerns about specific dealers’ compliance with the law.
  • Launch five multi-jurisdictional firearms trafficking strike forces to stem the flow of guns between cities and states.”