Because nothing solves a problem more quickly or efficiently than erecting a federal bureaucracy around it. Bonus: It’s a great way to funnel federal taxpayer dollars to “gun safety” orgs, researchers, “violence interruptors” and other civilian disarmament industrial complex grifters, too!
The office and its director would be responsible for coordinating a government-wide response to a worsening crisis. It would employ public health strategies, support and evaluate prevention programs, collect much-needed data, and hold other agencies accountable — with the ultimate goal of reducing shootings.
Creating such an office would be relatively easy. It could be accomplished by executive order, without congressional approval, and the idea is not a new one. Presidents — including Biden — have for decades created offices or other specialized units to tackle complex challenges. It’s become a common way for presidents to enact their will, with some clear advantages — as well as mixed results.
Establishing an office to tackle gun violence would mean that the federal government’s disparate groups and staffers devoted to the issue would be forced to collaborate, instead of tackling facets of it in isolation.
— Chip Brownlee in Advocates Say Biden Is Ignoring a Major Gun Violence Prevention Opportunity