Gun control organizations call on President Biden to announce sweeping Executive Actions on gun control during his State of the Union.
The coalition wrote a letter to President Biden, calling for a national emergency on guns, establishing a “federal office for gun violence prevention,” and new executive actions.
Their Executive Action wishlist includes:
- Enforcing a ban on importation of foreign made “assault weapons”
- Instructing the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit firearm advertising
- $5 billion to public campaigns to keep firearms out of homes
Earlier this month, President Biden renewed his calls for Congress to pass a bill that bans so-called “assault weapons,” but such a feat poses a steep uphill battle in the newly GOP-led House of Representatives.
Read more at The Hill.