Pulse survivor invited to White House as Biden unveils series of executive actions aimed at gun violence

WASHINGTON — A Pulse nightclub massacre survivor was invited to the White House Thursday as President Joe Biden unveils a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence.

“Joe Biden visited Orlando in the aftermath of the shooting and promised we would honor their lives with action. Today, almost 5 years later, we take a huge step together,” Brandon Wolf tweeted.

Wolf, who survived the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016, will be in attendance when Biden signs the executive actions.

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“His executive actions are invitation to Congress to find the political spine to do something substantive on gun safety,” Wolf said.

Here’s how the executive actions break down:

  • Handmade or self-assembled guns, also known as ghost guns, will now be classified as firearms requiring a background check.
  • New restrictions on stabilizing braces that make weapons more accurate.
  • The president also wants red flag legislation for states that would allow courts to take guns away from people who might hurt themselves or others.
  • And more money for community violence interventions.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.