Biden Makes Government Work With New Action On Safe Fire Arm Storage To Reduce Gun Violence
The Biden administration has announced new executive action designed to promote safe firearm storage to reduce gun violence.
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The Biden Administration Takes 3 New Actions To Promote Gun Safety And Protect Kids
People and the media often confuse politics and governing. Politics is the discourse and debate over opinions, policies, and ideas concerning the direction of the country. Governing is the implementation of policies into rules and laws. American history is full of elected officials who were concerned about politics but had no interest in governing. For example, the current House Republican majority. The flip side is people who are interested in governing but are not so great at politics. Think of someone like Al Gore, who was loaded with ideas for governing, but not great at retail politics.
Politics gets all of the attention in our media, but it is the ability to govern that makes a difference in people’s lives.
For example, President Biden has been using his power and authority to take steps to reduce gun violence.
The White House has announced three new actions that could save lives by promoting safer gun storage.
According to a White House fact sheet provided to The Daily:
Local leaders, like school officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement can be trusted, credible messengers when it comes to providing guidance on gun violence prevention and safe firearm storage options. Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing three actions to help further promote safe storage and protect children:
• The U.S. Department of Education will take new action on safe firearm storage by sending a letter to school principals across the country explaining the importance of safe storage and encouraging them to communicate with parents, families, caregivers, and the broader community about how safe storage can protect students in school and in their communities.
• The U.S. Department of Education will also issue a new communication template that principals and school leaders can use to engage with parents and families about the importance of safe firearm storage, and encourage more people to take preventive action by safely storing firearms.
• The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will release a guide to safe storage of firearms in order to provide subject matter expertise on different types of storage devices and best practices for safely storing firearms. This is the most comprehensive guide on safe storage ever released by the federal government.
To highlight these new actions, First Lady Jill Biden, White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention Director Stefanie Feldman and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will join a town hall with school principals at the White House.
The Biden administration is working with and providing resources to school and community leaders to promote the safe storage of firearms, which could save lives.
These actions are an example of how a small use of presidential authority can make a big difference in America, but those differences only happen if people can be reached as we will discuss below.