Biden goes alone on guns — for now: The Note


The TAKE with Rick Klein

It’s rolling out as what President Joe Biden can get done now — an attempt by the new administration to do what it can to address gun violence, while waiting on what Congress seemingly can’t.

But for a range of reasons, this might not be the last action to come on the topic of gun safety this year. There are dynamics that suggest further steps are possible — including some, yes, that would require congressional approval.

“This is an initial set of actions,” a senior administration official said in outlining executive orders that will, among other things, attempt to regulate “ghost guns” built from kits in addition to braces used to make firearms more deadly. “It is long past time for Congress to act.”

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