President Biden to establish White House Office of Gun Violence
Gun violence in America continues to be a hot button issue among top lawmakers in the country.
Tomorrow, Sept. 22, President Joe Biden is expected to establish the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, the first of its kind, to reduce gun violence in the country.
The goal of the office, which will be headed by Vice President Kamala Harris, will be to implement and expand key executive and legislative action which Biden's office says has been taken to save lives.
"Every time I've met with families impacted by gun violence as they mourn their loved ones, and I've met with so many throughout the country, they all have the same message for their elected officials: 'do something,'" Biden said in a statement. ""That's why I'm announcing additional steps forward, with the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, overseen by Vice President Harris, to build upon these measures and keep Americans safe...The Office of Gun Violence Prevention along with the rest of my Administration will continue to do everything it can to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing our families, our communities, and our country apart."
Also overseeing the office will be Stefanie Feldman, a longtime policy advisor to President Biden on gun violence prevention, who will serve as Director of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Joining her will be leading gun violence prevention advocates Greg Jackson and Rob Wilcox, who will join the administration as deputy directors of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention.
Biden adds that he will continue to push congress to enact commonsense laws like universal background checks and an assault weapon and high-capacity magazine ban.