Nov. 17th, 2020 letter by 85 gun safety organizations to Biden/ Harris Transition Team | "Issue federal guidance on firearm safety and home storage safety and encourage gun dealers ... "
Posted on November 18 2020
"November 17, 2020
Dear Biden-Harris Transition Team,
Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis. More than 100 people are killed with guns in this country every day as a result of homicides, suicides, unintentional shootings, and interpersonal conflicts that become fatal due to easy access to guns. The names of far too many of our communities have become synonymous with horrific acts of violence, while others suffer a daily toll of gun violence that never makes national headlines. ...
In 2020, this crisis was exacerbated by the pandemic, which saw a substantial surge in gun sales, increased risks for survivors of domestic violence, and increases in shootings in some cities. Simultaneously, the nation has been gripped by a nation-wide racial justice movement, demanding an end to police violence and solutions to dismantle systemic racism.
This violence is unacceptable. And it is not inevitable.
The Biden-Harris Administration has a substantial opportunity to take meaningful action to address gun violence from day one without needing to wait for Congress. What follows is a non-exhaustive list of recommendations for executive actions the administration can take to begin to address all aspects of gun violence and implement a comprehensive all-of-government approach to confronting this public health epidemic.
Create ... a national safe storage campaign.
Instruct ATF to develop and issue federal guidance on firearm safety and home storage safety and encourage gun dealers to provide all firearms purchasers with educational materials on safe storage options.