President Biden is considering executive action on gun control, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“We are considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive action,” said Psaki. “That has been under discussion and will continue to be under discussion.”
Biden stated that he wanted to immediately take action on gun control after the Boulder shooting, stating that he did not “want to wait another minute, let alone an hour.”
It was not specified what actions Biden will be taking, but he previously mentioned that he supported two gun control measures that have passed the House. He also expressed support for an “assault weapon” and “high-capacity magazine” ban.
“He (Joe Biden) as vice president was leading the effort on determining executive actions that could be taken on gun safety measures, it’s something that he has worked on, he’s passionate about, he feels personally connected to,” said Psaki. “But there’s an ongoing process and I think we feel we have to work on multiple channels at the same time.”
The Biden administration is currently considering restricting “ghost guns” via executive order, which are guns that can be made at home, and requiring that local police forces be notified if an individual fails an FBI background check while purchasing a gun.
These orders are not necessarily being considered because of the recent shootings, but likely will be pushed as a priority because of them.
“I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again,” claimed Biden. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.
Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News that Biden could use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to enact his gun control agenda.
“What we’re expecting him to do is anything with foreign commerce — if the firearm is being imported in or magazine or ammo is being imported in — he could by executive order try to do something in that nature,” said Gottlieb.