US President Joe Biden has issued an order targeting homemade guns, known as “ghost guns” because they are unregistered and untraceable.
The president is enacting new measures through an executive order, meaning he does not need approval from Congress.
It includes efforts to set rules for certain guns, bolster background checks and support local violence prevention.
The right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and many people see gun control laws as infringing on this constitutional right.
Unfortunately hours after the president’s address, one person was shot dead and five others injured at a cabinet-making shop in Bryan, Texas. A state trooper was also shot and injured while taking the suspect into custody.