President Joe Biden was expected to announce new gun control measures on Monday, amid rising concerns about gun violence and untraceable “ghost guns” that can be 3D printed at home.
Biden’s statement would likely include executive orders on gun control, ghost guns, and other aspects of weapons regulation, two sources familiar with his speech told NBC News.
Biden was anticipated to unveil a new candidate to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday.
The White House withdrew its last nomination, 25-year ATF veteran David Chipman, in September when Republican opponents united to safeguard the freedom to bear weapons.
Chipman works for Giffords, a group founded by former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was assassinated in 2011. The group wants to stop gun violence and save lives. Senator Mitch McConnell called Chipman a Second Amendment opponent.