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Read: Full List of 23 Executive Actions in Gun Violence Reduction Measures

At President Obama’s announcement on new steps to be taken in an effort to control gun violence in the U.S., the president will sign measures which will initiate 23 separate executive actions on gun violence.

The Office of the Press Secretary sent out the following list of all 23 executive actions.

Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:

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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What is a "school resource officer"?

if they are armed then I am all about that but I highly doubt it.

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I don't know if this will surprise anyone, but, the government agencies are not affected by HIPPA, anyway. If they want to prosecute a doctor, the feds can come in and take all of his charts, making none, of his patients' information, completely, private! This has been going on, even, since HIPPA was introduced!

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As I read this one word comes to mind.

Bureaucracy. And with it more big government budgets, "incentives" and lots of opportunities to reward donors with "studies" contracts. Amazing. Try to save the children and further burden them with debt.

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#4 - Fast and Furious guy??

Is that who they are talking about?

If this is it, this is a clear sign Obama "blinked".

He will use his proxies to "wage the war" and "take the heat," and the general public will consider any resistance to be "Gun Crazies".

Slick move on the part of Obama. However, we must make him and his fellow travelers that tolerance has ended. A good place to start would be to schedule an armed march on state capitols such as Albany, if any state legislature passes a law banning any weapon or accessory.

Another critical element is the appropriate retaliation for any action against any gun owner or advocate. I believe the Old Testament calls for no more than "an eye for an eye".

"Eye for an eye"...

You should always get 2 eyes for an eye!


Shaeffer Cox is now serving a 26 year prison sentence for saying exactly what you just said. What's more is what you just said was put to him by an FBI informant in order to get him to talk about it. Shaeffer decided against it... but it didn't matter. The thought-police and pre-crime division had him right where they wanted him.



Nothing about studying possible links to use of antidepressants?


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It's even better... it looks

It's even better... it looks like they will be looking for new ways to empower psychologists and pharmaceutical companies.

Remember, to not agree with the government is mental illness.

Add to that the tattling doctors and this list leaves a rather 'soviet' taste in one's mouth.

I personally feel

that the only ones that have any significant meaning or substance are
7,8,18,19,20,23. possibly 22 but that is too vague to go off of. the rest are garbage. some of these ones are already done to a limited extent but I agree that there should be some sort of national ad campaign about gun safety. talk about the basics like you would learn in any other gun safety class with no political spin..

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

I don't see anything about

I don't see anything about specific or even vague description of a ban on guns or magazines in this list.

These aren't orders. They are

These aren't orders. They are proposals. Obama knew he didn't have a leg to stand on. Local authorities won't even listen to these suggestions. Unless you live in New York.

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The last 4 are the ones they will try and use. It seems more

vague and innocuous than it is. "Mental health" is a political tool.


Yes, this is how they do it.

Yes, this is how they do it. They call you a terrorist, or mentally unstable. Did you read the bush bailout? I read the entire thing and was floored when I saw a huge section at the end of it about mental health. I though the same thing you just said.

Terrorism is an excuse for any infringement of your rights, and now they are going to start using mental health as well.

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I did not read the Bush bailout. Thanks for your comment about

it - that is most interesting, and I agree that the "mental health" card will be used to try to take our rights.


Is it just me...

...or despite our wariness about the Dr. Guntattler order, does this kinda feel like a victory?

Like once they realized that enough citizens would actually dare to fight back, enough States would arrest gun grabbers, and enough police/military just plain wouldn't comply, they backed down like a couple of... well... b*tches?

I sincerely

hope you are right.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

We've already won.

These orders are bunk. They change nothing but make doctors spies and we don't go to those god-complex cult members anyhow.

The assault weapons ban is going nowhere and these orders demonstrate that.

16 and 17 are great. We'll

16 and 17 are great. We'll just get doctors to ask you if you have guns in your home and then tell on you to Big Brother.

They'll just "incentivize"

They'll just "incentivize" them to report it.

If "money" is your God

...then you will likely go the way of the FIAT dollar.

So what will be executive

So what will be executive orders and what will be congressional action?

Dangerous People...

"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."

Expect the DHS' definition of right wing extremist, "as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in FAVOR of state or local authority" to be included , as well as returning veterans (highest concentration of sufferers of PTSD/TBI, not to mention tactical proficiency with firearms) to be included.

Don't forget your regular Americans either. They are dangerous as well. From the NIMH website:

"An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people."

Yeah, lets give the same

Yeah, lets give the same individual the power to take away guns from whom he wants while he gives (illegally I might add) high power weaponry to violent Mexican drug cartels. hmmm

And remember

at one time Ron Paul supporters were considered to be terrorists! (may still be for all I know)

Totally agree 4 worries me most

I think number 4 worries me most it is way to open ended besides last I checked these are individual rights I think some guy named Ron Paul said rights are not granted to groups but individuals.

This one sounds like they could just made anybody a “catagory” say libertarians as I remember it this group was put on the homeland security watch list. What next people with a pulse are concidered a terrorists threat so no guns for them.

But Doctor, I don't need a gun!

I can call 911 and the police all have guns!

(my standard answer)

Doesn't really answer his question, but should sound ok.