Biden orders tougher background checks, red flag laws for gun buyers

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2023
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U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday that reinforced background checks for gun buyers in what the White House is promoting as the most comprehensive policy the president can enact without Congress.

The order also aims to strengthen federal support for red flag laws passed in 19 states and the District of Columbia that intend to stop gun sales to people legally deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

Biden's order also encouraged safe storage of guns and asked the Federal Trade Commission to analyze how gun manufacturers...

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