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The List of Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions

There have been as yet no new Executive Orders posted for 2013.
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.

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One of my questions is

how are they going to pay for all of this? You know the comities have to be paid. All the research has to be paid for. And they will probably hire thousands of people to make sure everything is done correctly.

Of course I guess I don't have to ask anyone here, they all know to look at their paystub where they may find a deduction for "gun control" (probably under some other name, but still a gun control deduction)

SteveMT's picture

What's a few $B more for these gun control measures?

We've already breached the debt ceiling limit by over $35B, so what the heck. This government has lost all credibility. They have already gone over the cliff, and they want to take us with them except they are the ones ones wearing the parachutes.

all they have to do

is to speed up the printing presses and borrow more from China.

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All this for us, but the Fast

All this for us, but the Fast and Furious HORRIBLE actions of the Government have no consequences? I call TRAVESTY!!!!

The good news, so far..

...is the dear leader didn’t have the guts to try to exec order a gun/magazine ban.
I have no doubts it was considered and they wanted to just order it done however the base on feedback from their team who tracks activity on their;

A(nalysis) of
E(avesdropping) &
K(ernel )

…said clearly, if they tried, they would have run into a brick wall. Furthermore they may not have been able to pull back once the reaction began in response to an Exec order banning any firearms.


Liberty = Responsibility

Moron Obama

How about profiling for SATAN WORSHPING GOTHS?


My God what an ignorant little tyrant!

“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”

I am sure the devil is

hiding in the details. We should reject every one of these measures and fight every single one of them. NO GIVE! None! Zero!

No members of congress of either party outside of Cali, NY and Ill will vote for any of it...unless they want to lose their cushy little jobs.


If I had to vote, I could go along with #'s 7 and 8

I don't think those two will get much fight from House or Senate.

What, In Your Eyes...

...makes anything related to guns any of the federal government's business, let alone being within their authority to insert their collectivist-snout?

It's going to happen, like it or not.

These just seem like the least offensive. I think guns should be locked up in your home (with locks that work right) if you have kids. What do you see so terrible about this?

Many Things...

First, you failed to address my question.

Secondly, I don't give a f-u-c-k what YOU think.

Third, how does what YOU think translate into government constitutionally enforcing such a nirvana-esque dream?

What if 'I' want my private property unlocked and accessible to me, my kids and/or whoever else I deem should have access to guns, food, chemicals, sharp objects, or any oter item of MINE in MY home or anywhere ELSE 'I' choose?

Unless MY exercise of MY liberty intrudes upon YOU, then you can go suck eggs, since it is none of YOUR business.

YOU are seemingly a collectivist. YOU are representative of the enablers of society who empower and embolden collectivist-government to work their evil.

I could go on, but why bother...

Another fine representation of what purports to be the 'liberty movement'.......Liberty Movement my hairy ass.


Long term prosecution and vilification of responsible gun owners

being setup through "healthcare"


SteveMT's picture

The electronic medical record is a device from hell.

Central access to everyone's health records is not good.

I'm wary.

"Dear sir or madam,

The Department of Homeland Security has been notified by your pediatrician that there are firearms stored in your place of residence. Your child's school councilor has diagnosed you child with Attention Deficit Disorder. According to section blahblah, subsection blahbiddyblahblahblah, you are in violation of the bloobiddyblooblah Children's Mental Health Initiative. The following illegal weapons in your posession must be surrendered to your local DHS office on or before such and such date. Failure to comply is a felony, and a warrent will be issued for your arrest.

unelected asshole who will send someone else to kill you and take your stuff at 4 am someday."


your children will be removed from your home...

-a mother of 8 & 10 year olds speaking here...

All bark

and no bite.

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If he had bitten, he would have been impeached.

This is similar to the EU announcing a fix for the euro, and then nothing happens. Ex Pres. Carter announced many-a-breakthrough with the hostages, and then many-a-nothing happened.

These people are all liars.

I hope your right

it seems like a lot of to do for nothing but pacifying some people...especially when the UN is calling for disarming.

Made me sick the way he is taking "mandates" from handwritten letters from children. Children mind you, who if we loose Liberty will suffer.

I do hope you are right.