President Joe Biden has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to head the newly announced executive-level Office of Gun Violence Prevention.
The announcement is set to be made official on Friday.
This move by the Biden administration is seen by many as a significant step towards addressing the gun violence issue in the country.
The new office aims to foster collaboration between the White House, the Community Justice Action Fund, and Everytown for Gun Safety.
This coordinated effort is expected to streamline the administration's approach to gun violence prevention.
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and associated with Mike Bloomberg, expressed her support for the initiative. She believes that having a centralized leadership on gun violence could be a game-changer for the movement.
Watts emphasized the importance of a dedicated governmental entity that oversees national policy, research, and resources on gun violence.
Such an entity, she believes, would be more than just symbolic; it would mark a significant turning point for the movement.
Politico has highlighted that Vice President Harris will be at the helm of this office. Harris released a statement expressing her commitment to ending the gun violence epidemic in the country, Breitbart reported.
She stated, "Our promise to the American people is this: we will not stop working to end the epidemic of gun violence in every community, because we do not have a moment, nor a life to spare.”
Furthermore, Harris emphasized the critical role the Office of Gun Violence Prevention will play in implementing the administration's efforts to reduce violence.
She also mentioned the importance of engaging with Congressional leaders, state and local leaders, and advocates to build upon the progress made so far.
While many applaud the creation of this office, there are also concerns. Some believe that VP Harris has faced challenges in her previous assignments from the White House. The question remains: Will this endeavor be any different?
Any step towards addressing the gun violence issue is a step in the right direction. The constitutionality of such measures will undoubtedly be a topic of debate in the coming days.
It's worth noting that the gun violence issue has been a longstanding concern in the U.S., with various administrations attempting to address it in different ways. The creation of this office under Harris's leadership is the latest effort in this direction.
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