On the one-year anniversary of the Buffalo shooting, President Biden announced 13 new actions to reduce gun violence.
The president wrote in an op-ed for USA Today: “I have already taken more meaningful administrative action than any other president to reduce gun violence and will continue to pursue all legal and effective steps. Congress has taken actions such as banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requiring gun owners to keep their firearms safe, requiring background checks on all gun sales, and repealing gun manufacturer immunity. We also need more governors and legislators to take these steps.”
The White House has announced 13 steps the Biden administration will take to maximize the effectiveness of the bipartisan Safe Areas Act (BSCA).
keep guns out of dangerous hands
– The White House, working with the Department of Justice, will convene state and local law enforcement leaders to seek cooperation on BSCA implementation priorities, including: 1) Increase state and local law enforcement response rates and strengthen background checks. 21 year old tries to buy a gun. 2) Ensure that arrest and sentencing records include additional dating documents so that more guns do not end up in the hands of domestic abusers.
– The White House is working with the Department of Justice to convene state legislators and the governor’s office to access all records that the federal background check system could bar people under the age of 21 from purchasing firearms. We plan to encourage enactment of a law to
– The Department of Justice is working with state and territory governments and local law enforcement to increase response rates to federal background check system inquiries for gun purchase attempts by persons under the age of 21 . The Department of Justice says he has held 18 webinars so far, with more than 500 law enforcement agencies participating, and he plans to host nine more webinars.
– The Department of Justice trains federal law enforcement agencies and urges state and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to enforce BSCA provisions that narrow the “boyfriend loophole” and prevent guns from being brought into the home. Educate on the need for additional documentation of dating relationships in violent cases. Hands of a domestic abuser.
Help people cope with the grief and trauma of gun violence by securing BSCA mental health funding
– HHS and ED secretaries urge governors to use BSCA and Medicaid funds to help schools address gun violence trauma and mental health issues.
– HHS educates health and social service providers, community leaders and other individuals about the impact of gun violence trauma on communities.
– HHS will clarify how early childhood education providers can use BSCA funds to address mental health and gun violence trauma.
– HHS will explore how communities can effectively use BSCA mental health funding to encourage other communities to adopt these strategies and use BSCA resources effectively. We will highlight examples of how we are helping people who have been victims of violence.
– HHS selects community members and providers to meet with trauma program grantees and collect community-level data on the link between gun violence exposure and trauma. Lessons learned will help HHS develop future programs and will produce reports that HHS can make available to other communities.
As part of the school-based services established under BSCA, HHS and ED are allowing schools to use Medicaid to fund school-based health services to help students deal with physical and emotional challenges. Jointly develop resources for states and schools on how they are available. Effects of gun violence.
make schools safer
– The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launches a dedicated public campaign to raise awareness of SchoolSafety.gov and its available resources and evidence-based practices. This campaign is aimed at K-12 leaders, school administrators, teachers, school staff, parents and legal guardians.
– ED has taken several steps to help states and school districts effectively use BSCA’s $1 billion Stronger Connections Grant Program to improve school safety. For example, the ED will host a four-part webinar series focused on evidence-based practices to support student safety and well-being to help states and school districts effectively use this funding to support all We have published extensive FAQs to help you understand how you can ensure your school stays safe. Safe and welcoming to all students.
Spread of violent interventions in the community
– To help communities maximize the benefits of BSCA’s Community Violence Intervention Fund, the Department of Justice will host a five-part webinar series in which community leaders will use evidence-based strategies to reduce violence I helped make it possible.
Although the president cannot enact new laws, the administration can do so in the most effective way possible and hopefully help reduce gun violence. President Biden was right. He has called on Congress to do more, but the difference between Democratic and Republican administrations is that Democrats are actively aware of the issue and willing to tackle it.
Republicans are acting like the mass shooting is an out-of-control, out-of-control natural disaster.
Biden is proving otherwise, and if Republicans in Congress work together, more can be done to save lives.
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Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is a White House press rep and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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