Biden tackles ‘ghost guns’ and US firearms violence


Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden will unveil measures on Thursday aimed at curbing rampant US gun violence, especially seeking to prevent the spread of untraceable “ghost guns,” White House officials said. Biden has come under pressure from his Democratic party to tackle the bloodshed, most recently highlighted by mass killings as far apart as Colorado, Georgia and California. In addition to relatively modest measures on the politically hyper-sensitive issue, Biden will use his Rose Garden speech to nominate David Chipman, a gun-control proponent, as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacc…

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