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Biden's White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention run by VP Kamala Harris is real
Gun control advocates celebrate after years of lobbying for better access
Pres. Joe Biden gave in to gun-control advocates’ demands and officially created the “first ever” White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Biden put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge (of all people) and hired the advocates to run it.
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No one says how this new bureaucracy will reduce serious crime, but it will give greater access to those pushing for gun-control policies.
What is it?
Biden will have a big publicity event in the Rose Garden on Friday. The White House released this long statement announcing the office, but I cannot find one thing in it that explains what exactly this new office will do.
The president merely said the office will: “continue to do everything it can to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing our families, our communities, and our country apart.”
(No mention of his son Hunter who was indicted on three gun charges.)
Harris said that the office will:
play a critical role in implementing President Biden’s and my efforts to reduce violence to the fullest extent under the law, while also engaging and encouraging Congressional leaders, state and local leaders, and advocates to come together to build upon the meaningful progress that we have made to save lives.
That is all typical Kamala gibberish.
The winners with access
Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group Everytown announced Thursday that the White House is “naming our own Rob Wilcox and Gregory Jackson” as deputy directors of the government department.
Biden said the Wilcox and Jackson’s “own lives and families have been touched by the tragedy of gun violence”, and the two are “advocates for change.” The White House said Wilcox and Jackson will be full-time as Special Assistants to the President.
"March for our Lives had this graphic below ready to put on social media and posted that the new White House office will have “the ear of the President.”
The group also said that the White House office “shows us just how young people get shit done.” (They really should show how young people can speak publicly without using profanity, but I digress.)
Gabby Giffords, who runs a gun-control advocacy group, said in a statement that she has been lobbying Biden to create this interagency task force since before he was elected. She said that Biden “today answered our calls” and that it is a “giant step forward.”
Giffords doesn’t say where that step leads.
Biden and Harris almost assuredly won’t take questions at the Rose Garden event Friday so no one can ask them what exactly this new office will be doing. But the answer is that this is just a purely political move to give gun control advocates a “win” to continue to campaign for him.
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