White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that Biden will sign executive orders directed towards gun control at some point in the near future. Psaki was asked whether or not Biden would take executive action to combat gun violence, to which she replied, “Yes.”
“I can’t give you an exact time frame, in part, because they have to go through a review process, which is something that we do from here,” Psaki said.
“I will note that when we, when the president was the vice president in the Obama-Biden administration, he helped put in place 23 executive actions to combat gun violence. It’s one of the levers that we can use that any federal government, any president, can use to help address the prevalence of gun violence and address community safety around the country,” Psaki added.
Psaki’s remarks disputed claims made by Biden on Thursday during his first solo press conference when the president said he would be focusing on infrastructure agenda items.
Vice President Harris spoke about gun control earlier this week as well, stating, “It is time for Congress to act.”
“It’s simply about saying we need reasonable gun safety laws. There is no reason why we have assault weapons on the streets of a civil society. They are weapons of war. They are designed to kill a lot of people quickly,” Harris said.