April 8th, local time, U.S. President Biden, U.S. Vice President Harris and U.S. Attorney General delivered speeches on gun violence in the United States. Biden said gun violence is a “pandemic” in the U.S. and a crisis that truly threatens American public safety.
He said that the average number of people in the United States is currently about 360 people shot every day. In less than a week of the major shootings in Georgia and Colorado in the United States, more than 850 shootings occurred across the United States, killing more than 250 people.
At the same time, gun violence is expected to cost $80 billion a year in the United States, involving hospital bills, physical therapy, psychological counseling, administrative spending, prison spending and loss of productivity, not to mention the psychological damage to children living in gun violence.
Biden urged the Department of Justice to speed up new regulations to reduce the number of unserialized “ghost guns” on the market; asked the judiciary to issue an annual gun report to provide more decision-making advice to legislators; stipulated that “pistols equipped with stable brackets should be considered rifles”; instructed the Department of Justice to issue a model “Red Flag Law” to allow gun violence to emerge For the more serious states, when introducing the “Red Flag Law” is used as a reference.
The “ghost gun” is also known as the self-assembly kit gun. The holder can buy gun parts through legal channels and then complete the assembly at home. These guns are named because they can’t be traced.
Because such guns are basically untrackable, the U.S. government is also uncertain how many guns are circulating in the civilian population. At the same time, the existence of “ghost guns” has created a lot of loopholes in gun regulation in the United States.