President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced limited measures to tackle gun violence in the U.S. in what the White House described as a first step to curb mass shootings, community bloodshed and suicides
Attorney General Garland on steps being taken to combat gun violence: “First, we will ensure that we understand and measure the problem of criminal gun trafficking in a data driven- way.”
Attorney General Garland: "Although law enforcement plays an important role, gun violence is not a problem that law enforcement alone can solve."
President Joe Biden and his Attorney General Merrick Garland announced limited measures to tackle gun violence in the United States on Thursday, in what the White House described as a first step to curb mass shootings, community bloodshed and suicides.
"We stand here today in the midst of an enduring tragedy," says Attorney General Merrick Garland. He says about 100 Americans die every day from gun violence.
WATCH LIVE: President Biden will be joined by Vice President Harris and Attorney General Garland in the Rose Garden to announce executive action on guns.
Congratulations to our new Attorney General, Merrick Garland. Through many years of service, AG Garland has demonstrated independence and an unwavering commitment to the rule of law. @PresElectBiden and I are confident in his ability to restore integrity in the Department of Justice.
Finally! The Senate just confirmed Merrick Garland as our next Attorney General.
There is no excuse for Senate Judiciary Republicans to delay Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. I’m calling on Sen. Graham—who is still Chair of the Committee even though his party is in the minority—to end this delay & schedule this hearing now.