Skip to comments.Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions (Here's the list for the high information voter)
Posted on 01/16/2013 10:46:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
11. Nominate an ATF director.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
>>Where is the $500 million dollars going to come from to pay for these suggestions?
$500 “million”, that is sooo 1980s. These days it will cost at least $200 Billion.
I wonder if those dangerous people he wants the AG to protect us from are the kind who hang out at polling places threatening prospective voters with clubs? Nah... Probably not.
“I hope you didn’t send this to me because you thought I was one of the “Romney’s a Commie” crowd.Romney surely wasn’t my first choice...or my second.”
I wasn’t the one who sent it to you.
But it’s important for anyone reading your response to know that — as a conservative voter in Massachusetts — you had the luxury of withholding your vote (for Romney), because there wasn’t a chance in hell that he could win there, anyway.
If you lived in Virginia, Florida, or Ohio, it would be a completely different situation.
But up in the gay state, you can vote for whomever you want — and unless it’s for the ‘rat candidate, you’ll never be votin’ for the winner again!
State Senator R.C. Soles (D - NC)
Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.
The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties..
The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.
“I am not in a position to talk to you,” Soles said by telephone. “I'm right in the middle of an investigation.”
The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.
In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the “Do as i say and not as i do” Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may ask? It is because his long legislative record shows that the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.
It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine.
But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.
I believe this happened some time back, but it still applies...
Haha, I joined the NRA today too (for the first time).
“Hope all the conservatives who stayed home (or voted for some third party loser) in November are pleased with themselves today.”
“I was never a Romney fan, but what happened today would ABSOLUTELY NOT happen under a Romney administration.”
“And the Marxist hasn’t even been inaugurated into his second term yet. We’re in for a helluva ride over the next four years...”
That is how I read it, too: gun ownership rights profiling via medical assessment.
2) Oh, sure, there are *privacy protections* in HIPPA to protect citizens from government snooping at multiple levels. Guess what? Your medical records are now public domain.
There is a lot of talk of people saying they will just lie and tell the doctor they don’t own a gun. While that sounds fine at first- has anyone though of this- If records are breached (hacked or maybe even purposely given), criminals could now have a data base of exactly who has guns or not. they could conveniently start targeting households of those who say they DON’T own firearms. So whether you do or don’t, you will now be a target for CRIME! You will be put on one of two lists, and neither are good!
Dick Rogers? The link between Ruby Ridge AND Waco.
Oh my goodness... NO, FRiend! I know you're not one of the "Romney's a Commie, Abortionist, Gun-Grabber, Axe Murderer, etc." crowd.
I agree with you... in a choice between the current white hut occupant (who IS an abortionist, and definitely a Gun-Grabber and Commie) and Romney, the latter is far preferable.
I'm afraid to even guess where this country - IF we still have a country - will be by 2016... :-(
It is head over heels more vile than that. The American Pediatric Association is radical leftist, and their idea in Florida was opening the door to the declaration that having a gun in the home makes parents unsuitable to raise children.
With a pipeline to still left-wing controlled state agencies, this could be used both to deny prospective parents the right to adopt, or used as “evidence of an abusive household”, in seeking to take children away from their parents.
It is that vicious, and raised the bar for the evil lengths gun controllers will go to, to deny others their rights.
And it goes far beyond the APA. The CDC in Atlanta was really winding up to use extremely weak statistics as an excuse to call for the banning of guns. Then a Republican congress told them to cut that crap out. They were at least smart enough to twist in the wind, but with an iota of pressure from the Democrats, they will fully support the gun control agenda again.
BTW, as a heads up, I believe the Democrats are planning to attack on a second front now, sending out trial balloons to fully restore abortion as a national law, overcoming all the state laws limiting it. That is, as soon the Republicans get the momentum against gun control, the Democrats will open up a second front, to attack them where they are not currently expecting an attack.
Sounds like a guy whose family needs subscriptions to Soldier of Fortune and several other gun magazines, or at least for somebody who doesn’t use his services to drop off a bunch of such magazines in his waiting room, underneath the Woman’s Day and other such femizines.
“I do agree we need to get the seriously mentally ill off the streets and in a safe environment.”
It’s an issue that has concerns both ways - public safety AND essential Liberty. I think the problem is that the pendulum got swung too far away from the public safety side.
That does not mean that we should abandon safegaurds for the individual when it comes to involuntary commitment of an individual to analysis, treatment and if needed confinement.
But we do need to “walk back” SOME of the lines we have drawn protecting the individual for whom mental health analysis, treatment or confinement might be indicated.
And yes, if obtaining those things is not covered in someone’s health insurance (and no, no such coverage should be mandatory by law), then, erring on the side of public safety can mean greater public expense than we are now doing in these cases. If we don’t think it’s worth more POSSIBLE public expense, if necessay, then I would say we’re not serious about doing it at all.
Think back to 2000....the Rats constant chant was "more people voted for algore than Bush therefore Bush is illegitimate".The nationwide vote count is important...not legally but psychologically and politically.I'll always vote for the candidate who both had a chance to get at least some Electoral Votes *and* who'll do me and my country the lesser amount of harm.They'll never be another Ross Perot in *my* future.