The political activist group March For Our Lives has issued a list of gun control demands directed at President Biden that totals roughly $1 billion.
The organization demands that Biden address gun control within his first 100 days in office with $1 billion in funding to go along with universal background checks, closing perceived loopholes, using the IRS to investigate the gun industry, and revoking licenses from gun manufacturers that break the law.
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“For years, Congress has failed to pass substantial changes to our nation’s gun laws, and thousands of Americans have died because of it,” March For Our Lives Executive Director Alexis Confer said in a statement. “It has been three years since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that sparked our movement, yet countless Americans have suffered in communities due to daily gun violence since then.”
“It’s time to get to work, and young people demand a seat at the table — it is time for a national plan to stop the violence,” Confer added.
In addition to the $1 billion in funding, the group is also calling for an increase in federal firearm injury research to the tune of at least $37 million.
The White House has held several meetings with gun control groups, led by director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice, and is reportedly considering “every tool at our disposal, including executive actions,” to address the issue.
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Biden’s attorney general pick Merrick Garland hinted on Monday that gun control regulations are coming.
“As I’m sure you know, the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all of his life, professional life, on this question. The role of the Justice Department is to advance the policy program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law,” Garland said to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “And as I said, so far, we have a little indication from the Supreme Court as to what this means. But we don’t have a complete indication. And where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”