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Are President Biden's gun control actions enough, or is more needed to be done?

President Joe Biden has announced executive actions to combat gun violence. Biden directed the Justice Department to issue a proposed rule to stop the proliferation of homemade guns; clarify when a stabilizing brace turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, such as used by the gunman in the recent Boulder, Colo. shootings; publish model red flag legislation for states to temporarily bar those who present a danger to others and themselves from having a gun; and the invest in community violence intervention programs. What do you think:

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Elkhart County

  • Positive cases — 27,197, up 83
  • Cases per 100,000 population — 13,180.6
  • Deaths — 431, up 0
  • Deaths per 100,000 population — 208.9
  • Unique individuals tested — 106,370, up 252
  • Total tests — 258,375, up 949
  • 7-day positivity rate, all — 10.4%
  • 7-day unique positivity rate — 20.2%
  • Cumulative unique positivity rate — 25.6%
  • Cumulative all — 12.8%
  • 1st vaccine dose given — 47,518
  • 2nd vaccine dose given — 33,847
  • Single-dose vaccine — 2,996
  • Fully vaccinated — 36,843

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