White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to indicate during a press briefing on Wednesday that Biden would address gun violence the following day, but she would not elaborate on what specific measures he would announce.
Politico first reported that the new actions will focus on tightening restrictions around so-called ghost guns. Democratic senators and advocacy groups have pushed Biden in recent weeks to address that particular aspect through executive action.
Biden has faced mounting pressure to act unilaterally to address gun violence in the wake of shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., last month. Both shootings reignited the debate around gun laws, but Biden dismayed advocates when he said during a press conference that he planned to prioritize infrastructure legislation.