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White House says Biden 'first to say' gun executive actions are 'not enough'

Added 04-08-21 10:58:02am EST - “White House communications director Kate Bedingfield? on Thursday said that President Biden would be the first to say forthcoming executive actions on guns are "not enough" as she pressed Congress to act on gun reform measures.” - Thehill.com

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White House communications director Kate BedingfieldKate Bedingfield'SNL' mocks Biden trip on Air Force One stairs Sunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball MORE on Thursday said that President BidenJoe BidenManchin throws cold water on using budget reconciliation Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate Omar slams Biden admin for continuing 'the construction of Trump's xenophobic and racist wall' MORE would be the first to say forthcoming executive actions on guns are “not enough” as she pressed Congress to act on gun reform measures.

Bedingfield, speaking on CNN’s “New Day,” reiterated that the six actions Biden will take on Thursday will be initial steps in the White House’s effort to address gun violence and mass shootings, indicating more actions are to come.

“These are all really important steps that he can take within his authority as president, but he would be the first to say this is not enough and Congress needs to move forward, for example, on the bipartisan background check bills that are in front of them because the majority of the American people believe that we need sensible gun reform,” Bedingfield said.

Biden plans to announce executive actions on gun control aimed at taking certain guns out of the hands of criminals.“He’d be the first to say this is not enough,” @WHCommsDir Kate Bedingfield says. “But...these kinds of regulations will help prevent shootings moving forward” pic.twitter.com/qG2L0Ub93X

Biden is announcing at an event later Thursday that the Justice Department will issue a series of proposed rules meant to restrict the proliferation of “ghost guns,” publish a model “red flag” law that could be adopted by states, and publish an annual report on firearms trafficking.

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