Theodore's World: The 23 Executive Actions Obama Just Signed Regarding Guns

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January 17, 2013

The 23 Executive Actions Obama Just Signed Regarding Guns

The 23 Executive Actions Obama Just Signed Regarding Guns

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.

Additionally, Obama proposed limits on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban among measure he’d like Congress to pass.

Wild Thing's comment................

So, if the government can produce a gun law bill so quickly........why can’t they do the same with a budget?

Posted by Wild Thing at January 17, 2013 12:50 AM


These 23 seem to be nothing more than bullshit bureaucratic nonsense. They will employ more govt. types but there is little in the way of teeth in these "studies".

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at January 17, 2013 11:33 AM

What happened to healthcare privacy ? Who will define "dangerous people"? (HHS would include those displaying the wrong stickers on their cars) Physicians have subscribed to the Oath of Hippocrates (sp?) for close to 3000 years-one tenant of which was a dedication the protection of patient privacy. Wasn't Roe v Wade based upon "the right to privacy?

Posted by: Willy at January 17, 2013 01:13 PM, I agree with Rush. The anti-second amendment gang led by Sen Diane Fineswine has been working on these points for years, and the "right crisis" has arrived finally...

Posted by: Willy at January 17, 2013 01:17 PM