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Biden: Traditional summer crime spike might get worse as pandemic eases

Washington, Jun 24 (Sputnik) US President Joe Biden said during a press conference that the traditional spike in crime during the summer months might get worse as the coronavirus pandemic eases.
“Crime historically rises during the summer and, as we emerge from this pandemic with the country opening back up again, the traditional summer spike may be more pronounced than it usually would be,” Biden said on Wednesday.
Biden and US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced steps to crack down on what the Biden administration calls are shady gun dealers.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will initiate proceedings to revoke the license of dealers that willfully violate the law by failing to conduct required background checks or falsifying records, Garland said.
On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced it will set up five new task forces to launch a concerted drive on illegal gun trafficking trade in order to reduce violent crime across the United States. The five strike forces will focus on significant firearms trafficking corridors that channel guns into New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC and will be led by designated US attorneys.

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