India, April 8 -- US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced limited gun control reforms through six actions in the aftermath of three deadly mass shootings including the killing of Asian-Americans in Atlanta and shoppers at a grocery store in Colorado.

"Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. We say it again, gun violence in this country is an epidemic," Biden said at a White House event to announce the executive actions, in the presence of survivors of gun violence and relatives of victims. "And it's an international embarrassment," he added.

The justice department will be required to propose a rule within the next 30 days to stop the proliferation of "ghost guns" that are bought in parts and can be assembled into a weapon with...