|Mr Biden will announce a series of measures including one targeting "ghost guns". (Photo by=AP /Evan Vucci)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] A White House official said that US President Joe Biden targets homemade "ghost guns" as part of a new set of measures to tackle gun violence. BBC said that ghost guns have no serial numbers, making them difficult to trace. They can be bought by minors and people who would not pass background checks.
Mr. Biden will enact the measures through an executive order, meaning he will not need approval from Congress. The move comes after high-profile mass shootings last month. A total of 18 people died in two mass shootings, one in Boulder, Colorado, and the other in Atlanta Georgia. The executive order will include measures on the use of stabilizing braces and community violence prevention.
However, the president will have an uphill task. The right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and many people see gun control laws as infringing on their constitutional right. Later on Thursday, Mr. Biden will say that he has given the Justice Department 30 days to propose a rule that will help reduce the number of "ghost guns". These guns are self-assembled, which means they don’t contain a serial number and cannot be traced. An official told Reuters news agency that this was just the first step in tackling gun violence and that Mr. Biden would continue to advocate for gun legislation.