Biden to sign executive order on gun control
The president is also directing his Cabinet to increase public awareness about safe firearms storage and the use of red flag laws.
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce an executive order that will bring more federal gun control measures including the increased use of "red flag" laws and more background checks, according to the White House.
Biden is expected to announce the order during an event in Monterey Park, California, where 11 people died in a mass shooting in January.
The order will increase the number of background checks by ensuring firearms sellers comply with existing background check legislation, the White House said.
Biden is also using the order to direct his Cabinet to increase public awareness about safe firearms storage and the use of red flag laws, which are in place in 19 states and allow for the temporary confiscation of weapons from people deemed by officials to be a threat to others or themselves.
The order will also direct the Transportation Department to work with the Justice Department to reduce the number of firearms stolen or lost during shipping.
Biden is also encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to issue a report analyzing how firearms manufacturers market guns to minors and all civilians.