Biden to create new federal office for gun violence prevention: reports
President-elect Joe Biden plans to create a new federal office to address gun violence prevention, according to multiple media reports.
The new office will be established at the White House and part of the Domestic Policy Council, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the news. The office will be tasked with coordinating policy efforts to address gun violence across the government as well as conducting research and analyzing data to help inform policy decisions.
The former vice president has made gun violence prevention a top priority of his incoming administration. During his campaign he proposed strengthening the background check system for gun purchases, banning assault weapons, and giving states incentives to pass red flag laws that allow authorities to temporarily take away firearms from people deemed a threat.