President Joe Biden launched a new campaign Thursday to fight gun crime, step up investigative work against violent lawbreakers, and launch new efforts against trafficking and illegal arms purchases.
President Biden visited New York City where he exchanged views with new Mayor Eric Adams, who had previously served as police captain and had to deal with the killing of two employees in his first month in office. police and armed assault on a third party.
President Biden said the federal government will distribute $ 350 million in funding to various cities in the country to help tackle an increased crime wave during the two years of the pandemic.
In the United States, Republicans often accuse Democrats, President Biden’s political party, of being too lenient in preventing crime and trying to cut the budget of law enforcement.
But President Biden himself stated that “The answer is not the removal of police funds.”
Arms control is one of the hottest political topics in the United States, while the United States Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. For decades, heated debates have developed over how this right can be monitored or restricted.
Despite massive and frequent killings in schools, shops and businesses in the United States, efforts in Congress to establish stronger gun control, or to ban the sale of automatic weapons, have regularly failed to pass.
President Biden did not announce any new initiative to bring gun control under control, but said arms companies “should be held accountable.” He said it “seems revolting” that in the United States there is control over the sale of cigarettes, but not so much about weapons.
The White House said that as part of this new effort, the Department of Justice has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to “increase resources dedicated to violent crime strategies in certain regions” in order to deter violently violating the law repeatedly. ”/ VOA