• What are ‘ghost guns,' and why is Joe Biden talking so much about them?

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    President Biden today unveiled an aggressive plan to curb gun violence. Here's what to know.
    President Joe Biden today unveiled an aggressive plan to curb gun violence in the United States, addressing several loopholes and other work-arounds that allow perpetrators to gain access to guns and use them to commit mass violence.
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  • Biden proposes gun control reforms to go after ‘ghost guns' and close loopholes

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    President Biden has announced a new set of initiatives by which he hopes to curb the gun violence he described as “an epidemic” and “an international embarrassment.” Among other things, the ATF will be closing loopholes in unregulated online sales and so-called “ghost guns,” which can be built or printed with no serial numbers or background checks.
    Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, Biden recounted the many recent mass shootings as horrific tragedies, but pointed out that over a hundred people are shot every day in this country. “This is an epidemic, for God's...
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  • Republicans criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions as an 'infringement' of Second Amendment rights

    Republicans criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions as an 'infringement' of Second Amendment rights

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday swiftly criticized President Joe Biden's newly announced executive measures aimed at tackling gun violence as unconstitutional.
    Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas described Biden's actions unveiled Thursday as a "liberal power grab" that threatens the right to keep and bear firearms under the Second Amendment - an oft-used GOP argument to reject gun safety reform.
    "We will NOT allow this in TX," Abbott tweeted Thursday, adding that he plans to enact legislation that would prevent the state from enforcing any gun measures imposed by...
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  • Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence ‘International Embarrassment' And Urges Congress To Act

    6 days ago - By Forbes

    'Enough prayers. Time for some action,' Biden said, calling on the Senate to approve House-passed gun control bills.
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  • Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 7, 2021 in Washington DC. President Biden delivered remarks on the administration's “American Jobs Plan.”
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    P resident Joe Biden slammed gun violence in the United States as he announced his first executive actions on Thursday.
    "The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation," he said as part of the speech.
    In one of his executive...
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  • Not owning Tesla stock is the greater risk ahead of massive infrastructure package, Morgan Stanley says

    Not owning Tesla stock is the greater risk ahead of massive infrastructure package, Morgan Stanley says

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Among the companies that stand at an advantage ahead of President Joe Biden's massive infrastructure bill is Tesla, according to Morgan Stanley analysts, and not owning the stock they say may be the bigger risk.
    Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal carved out $174 billion for the electric vehicle sector alone, as the president aims to better equip American companies to compete with China, which is currently the market leader in the electric vehicle space.
    Analysts at Morgan Stanley led by Adam Jones said in a note published Wednesday that Biden's bill will...
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  • US hits state-owned Myanmar gem firm with coup sanctions

    6 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The Biden administration on Thursday hit Myanmar's junta with new sanctions in response to February's coup in the Southeast Asian nation.
    The State and Treasury departments announced they were imposing sanctions on the country's main, state-owned gem company, Myanmar Gems Enterprise. The sanctions freeze any assets the firm holds in the U.S. or in U.S. jurisdictions and bar American citizens from doing business with it.
    The company is a major exporter of gems and semi-precious stones like jade, which bring in significant amounts of revenue to government coffers.
    Secretary of...
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  • Biden says gun violence in the US is an 'international embarrassment' as he announces new executive actions

    Biden says gun violence in the US is an 'international embarrassment' as he announces new executive actions

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his first executive actions amid renewed pressure to address gun violence in the US following a slew of mass shootings.
    "Today, we're taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis," he said on Thursday about the six executive actions that the White House unveiled Wednesday night. "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it's an international embarrassment."
    The move comes as gun violence has once again been thrust into the national spotlight after two mass shootings in...
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