By Micah Rate
In a statement on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced what the Department of Justice is planning to do to support President Trump’s efforts to reduce gun violence and secure our nation’s schools. The DOJ’s plans involve improving school safety, aggressively prosecuting those who break gun laws, supporting law enforcement, ensuring the necessary information is in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), acting on tips, and providing “technical assistance” to states.
In his announcement, AG Sessions stated:
No child should have to fear going to school or walking the streets of their neighborhood. Today, I am directing the Department of Justice to take a number of new steps that will help make schools and the American people safer from the threat of gun violence.
We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public. Under my tenure as Attorney General, we have already increased federal gun prosecutions to a 10-year high—and we are just getting started. With these new measures in place, we are better …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms