This week, President Biden will establish the Gun Violence Prevention Office. Mike Bloomberg along with other gun control advocates will collaborate with the new office.
“The White House staff secretary Stefanie Feldman, a seasoned Biden policy adviser who has spent years working on the gun problem, will oversee the new office,” according to the Washington Post.
It is anticipated that the “White House, the Community Justice Action Fund, as well as Everytown for Gun Safety” would coordinate in this office.
“If this announcement is, actually, the creation of just one focal point of leadership regarding gun violence in the administration, it is an extremely significant moment for the movement,” said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action and an affiliate of Mike Bloomberg.
She also said, “A government hub with a plan for coordinating national policy, research, and resources would serve as more than a symbol—it would be a big turning point for the movement.”
On August 31, 2023, Breitbart News claimed that Biden’s ATF implemented an executive rule to broaden background checks to a level where they were almost universal.
When the new rule was announced, Attorney General Merrick Garland stated in a press release:
“Congress enacted the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to cut down on gun crime. One way it does this is by making background checks more thorough, which keeps guns out of the hands of criminals. This suggested rule carries out Congress’s order to broaden the list of people who need a license and a background check before they can sell guns.”
The ATF’s rule will change the way words are used so that there is no longer just a group of Americans who buy and sell guns to and from each other, as they have been doing since 1791, and a group of Federal Firearms Licensed holders (FFLs) who sell guns at retail. Instead, every seller will have to show that he isn’t attempting to make money, or he will have to make sure that the buyer goes through a background check before he can get the gun.