by supgv


June 2024:

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued a landmark Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence, declaring firearm violence in America to be a public health crisis. This advisory is the first publication from the Office of the Surgeon General dedicated to this issue, and it outlines the devastating and far-reaching consequences that firearm violence poses to the health and well-being of the country.

April 2024:

The Biden-Harris Administration announced a new rule that will save lives by reducing the number of firearms sold without background checks. This final rule implements the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’s expansion of firearm background checks—the only significant expansion of the background check requirement since 1993. This action is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s strategy to stem the flow of illegally acquired firearms into our communities and hold accountable those who supply the firearms used in crime.  Read the full statement here.

January 2024:

The Biden-Harris Administration announced new executive actions to help promote safe storage of firearms that implement President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting safe gun storage in order to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer.

September 2023:

President Biden announced the establishment of the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to reduce gun violence on September 21, 2023. The new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will be overseen by Vice President Harris; Stefanie Feldman will serve as Director of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and advocates Greg Jackson and Rob Wilcox, will join the Administration as Deputy Directors.