VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):拜登宣布控枪新举措
日期:2021-04-11 09:21

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Biden Announces New Gun Control Measures
American President Joe Biden announced new measures Thursday aimed at decreasing gun violence, which he called "an epidemic and an international embarrassment."
Two mass shootings in the United States last month killed 18 people. One attack took place at a food store in Boulder, Colorado. The other happened at three businesses in and near Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaking from the White House, Biden said he learned that five more people were killed "just last night" in South Carolina. He told families and survivors of gun violence, "We're absolutely determined to make change."
The Biden plan
Biden said the Justice Department will issue a rule to stop the quickly increasing number of "ghost guns." These guns are often put together from available parts in as little as 30 minutes. They are not registered weapons and often cannot be traced by law enforcement. USA Today reported that ghost guns have been used in at least three recent shootings in California.
The Justice Department is also planning to issue a new rule on a device called a stabilizing brace. The device can make a handgun work more like a rifle, a deadlier firearm. The new rule would make it difficult to register the weapon.
Biden also said the Justice Department will begin issuing yearly reports on illegal sales of firearms.
The president also announced a so-called "red flag" measure. It permits civilians and local law enforcement to seek legal firearms seizures from people they think pose a threat.
"Red flag laws can stop mass shooters before they can act out their violent plans," Biden said.
The president noted that his administration is also investing in local communities to help prevent gun violence. He said that gun violence is severely hurting America's children, including those who do not experience direct involvement.
And, Biden announced his nomination of David Chipman to serve as Director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, or ATF. Chipman worked at the agency for 25 years and is now an advisor to a gun-control organization.
While at ATF, Chipman worked to stop a gun trafficking group that sent illegal firearms from Virginia to New York. He also served on the ATF's special weapons defense team.
Chipman is a gun owner.
Acting directors have headed the ATF for years. If confirmed, Chipman will become the agency's first permanent leader since 2015.

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NRA quick to denounce
The National Rifle Association moved quickly to denounce Biden's gun-control measures. The organization said Thursday, "These actions could require Americans to surrender lawful property," adding that states might use the measure to increase firearm seizures. The group said on Twitter, "It's time to STAND and FIGHT!"
John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, praised the administration's new measures as a starting point for dealing with gun violence. The new laws, he said, "begin to make good on President Biden's promise to be the strongest gun safety president in history."
In his speech, Biden noted some limitations of his executive orders. He asked the Senate to immediately pass current bills from the House of Representatives that require background checks and longer waiting periods on gun purchases.
"They have offered plenty of thoughts and prayers, but they have passed not a single federal law to reduce gun violence," Biden said. "Enough prayers. Time for action."
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重点解析

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重点讲解:
1. be determined to do sth. 下定决心的;决意的;坚定的;
We are determined to get at the truth.
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2. put together 装配;组装;拼合;组合;
He took it apart brick by brick, and put it back together again.
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3. serve as 担任(职务);
He has served as a Democratic senator for Texas since 2000.
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4. deal with 处理;应付;与…打交道;
Teachers need to prepare their students to deal with real-world situations outside the classroom.
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参考译文

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拜登宣布控枪新举措
周四,美国总统乔·拜登宣布了旨在减少枪支暴力的新措施,他称枪支暴力“是一种流行病,在国际上令人尴尬”;(QinR!ljR
上个月,美国发生了两起大规模枪击事件,造成18人死亡fbdC2CDLLKf70czQDJ。其中一起袭击发生在科罗拉多州博尔德的一家食品店JHlf~I&I#6fIlq。另一起发生在佐治亚州亚特兰大市及其附近的三家店Xseh+Z@0&]llHZ^-o
拜登在白宫发表讲话时表示,他获悉,“就在昨晚”南卡罗来纳州又有5人被杀fD0YqRIw*8Re#。他对枪支暴力的家庭和幸存者说,“我们下定决心要做出改变G,NAYvKKm^&%KR。”
拜登的计划
拜登表示,司法部将出台一项规定,以阻止数量迅速增长的“幽灵枪”)1-s0ST!g6PnX#80q6。这些枪支通常可在30分钟内从可用零件组装起来~#8quucgeX(_M(*=,。它们并非登记在册的武器,执法部门往往无法追踪P~WVv1ye8HFdkm|。《今日美国》报道称,最近加州至少有三起枪击案使用了“幽灵枪”NrWZH]Dv%7kR3
司法部还计划针对一种被称为“稳定支架”的装置颁布新规dR,)su[~J,o5。这种装置可以使手枪更接近步枪,而步枪是更为致命的武器Jq9]+zOT;Fc。新规将使登记武器变得困难qjN;l&a_^1kf[
拜登还表示,司法部将开始发布枪支非法销售的年度报告Y)q@2[00@3
总统还宣布了一项“红旗”措施wWG_)[i9Dgtpqmar。该措施允许普通民众和地方执法部门合法没收他们认为会构成威胁者的枪支qiJ58[*9~|iI.!=
拜登表示,“红旗法可以在枪手实施大规模暴力计划之前阻止他们o*Ke7SSm3,No0-^zd。”
总统指出,其政府还将为地方社区提供资金,以帮助防止枪支暴力Eklrt2nLJntF,S。他表示,枪支暴力正在严重伤害美国儿童,包括未直接受影响的儿童J*zhFVkEpINku
拜登还宣布提名大卫·奇普曼为美国酒精、烟草、枪支和爆炸物管理局(简称ATF)局长xZGS1*23bN。奇普曼在该机构工作了25年,目前在一家控枪组织担任顾问z;8xQA;D)e.LyD[;
奇普曼在美国酒精、烟草、枪支和爆炸物管理局工作期间,致力于阻止一个枪支贩运集团将非法武器从弗吉尼亚州运往纽约州as0H9Qg9Eh。他还曾在美国酒精、烟草、枪支和爆炸物管理局的特种武器防卫队服役Q^X6@^DylA_
奇普曼持有枪支O_W4wN2DXtN
多年来,美国酒精、烟草、枪支和爆炸物管理局一直由代理局长领导BjBKXTWtEAyn。如果提名得到确认,奇普曼将成为该机构自2015年以来首位常任局长]WHsPS;Iv1-,
全美步枪协会(简称NRA)迅速谴责
全美步枪协会迅速采取行动,谴责拜登的控枪措施yWw2,(lAz,。该组织周四表示,“这些措施可能要求美国人交出合法财产”,而且各州可能会利用这些措施增加枪支收缴bsOL!_*SPv1。该组织在推特上表示,“是时候站起来战斗了!”
“每座城镇都要维护枪支安全”组织负责人约翰·费恩布拉特称赞政府的新措施是应对枪支暴力的起点4,@z,Xx2baxd。他表示,新法律“开始兑现拜登总统成为史上最严枪支安全总统的承诺myJVxT*ZozG。”
拜登在讲话中指出,其行政命令存在一些局限性mf^Rg7Ve(adM。他要求参议院立即通过众议院的现行法案,即要求对枪支购买进行背景调查并延长等待期eXSM[!)pqKW1xCo
拜登说,“他们提出了很多想法和祈祷,但他们没有通过一项减少枪支暴力的联邦法律,Eaeq@uxDJlOW*c]L^E。祈祷够多了Nt!+-E+r|if=Xp0。是时候采取行动了8EAL4WfZKs。”
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