Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

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United States President Joe Biden (Photo: The White House / Adam Schultz)

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.

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