Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

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David Chipman

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington. (The Biden administration is expected to nominate Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is preparing to unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office.

He will also nominate a former federal agent and adviser at a gun control group, David Chipman, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Biden is expected to announce Thursday tighter regulations requiring buyers of homemade “ghost guns” to undergo background checks.

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