Vice President Kamala Harris will announce a new gun violence initiative at the White House on Wednesday. Credit: Alastair Grant / AP

Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a gathering of state legislators at the White House on Wednesday, an event designed to roll out new policies from the administration to combat gun violence at the state level.

Harris announced the Biden administration’s new “Safer States Initiative,” and unveiled two new executive actions — the first ones announced by the two-month-old White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

“I have held local, state, and federal office … I know that many of you have held the hands and have hugged and tried to comfort community members and your constituents and people you know who have suffered because of gun violence,” Harris said. “And I therefore know that when we have this conversation and address this crisis that, for everyone here, it is personal.”

The initiative outlines steps states should take to combat gun violence, and the White House will work with officials to provide necessary resources for implementation.

The administration is […]

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