During the daily briefing at the White House Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed President Joe Biden will sign a series of gun control executive orders on Thursday.
“I don’t have anything to preview, but I can convey the President will have more to say tomorrow,” Psaki said.
Psaki’s confirmation comes after POLITICO first reported the news and what Biden is expected to include in the orders.
“Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. He is expected to be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland,” POLITICO reported Wednesday. “Other executive actions remain unclear. But stakeholders have speculated that the president could announce regulations on concealed assault-style firearms; prohibitions on firearm purchases for those convicted of domestic violence against their partners; and federal guidance on home storage safety measures.”
The executive orders come at a time when first time gun ownership is at an all time high, driven by minority and female purchasers.