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The 23 Executive Orders On Gun Safety Signed Today By The President

5:05 pm - 01/17/2013

President Obama has signed 23 executive orders designed to address the problem of gun violence in America. The following are the items addressed:

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions:

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 itwidely 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 effectiveuse of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to developinnovative 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.

It does not appear that any of the executive orders would have any impact on the guns people currently own-or would like to purchase- and that all proposals regarding limiting the availability of assault weapons or large ammunition magazines will be proposed for Congressional action. As such, any potential effort to create a constitutional crisis—or the leveling of charges that the White House has overstepped its executive authority—would hold no validity.


schexyschteve 18th-Jan-2013 02:54 am (UTC)
Did I miss it, or was there anything in there about closing the gun show loophole?
pepsquad 18th-Jan-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
private sales would be tackled in a legislative setting.
layweed 18th-Jan-2013 02:55 am (UTC)
hot damn.
natyanayaki 18th-Jan-2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Question, don't state laws trump Federal law? So will these executive orders effect anything in states that just refuse to comply?
schexyschteve 18th-Jan-2013 03:10 am (UTC)
No, I'm pretty sure federal laws > state laws
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fauxparadiso 18th-Jan-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
I can't wait for ignorant shits to come into my work bitching about it while I handle their transactions. Already had a guy say I should come down to Texas because they'll need good people like me when they secede (extra lol factor: i'm black).
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angelofdeath275 18th-Jan-2013 03:29 am (UTC)
holy shit i need to rewatch this
sio 18th-Jan-2013 03:51 am (UTC)
oh look! NOT ONE item about taking ALL THE GUNS away!

imagine that.

(of course, dumbasses don't know how to read all the way through and will just assume this list equals taking all the guns away.)
zinnia_rose 18th-Jan-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Now THAT'S the man I voted for. Excellent.
hinoema 18th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
Yep. I'm down with a few more years of this.
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jasonbeast 18th-Jan-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Some jackass commenter on NBCNews.com was blathering on today about doctors asking patients about gun ownership. Not sure if they were being willfully dense or if they actually thought that's what item #2 actually meant.
vivid_corners 18th-Jan-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm a little confused about 16, maybe I'm just tired, but why would doctors be asking patients about guns? I didn't even know this was a thing (the only time I could think of guns and doctors being linked is when they call the police to the ER for gunshot victims).
lickety_split 18th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Maybe so they can discuss with their patients on what to do in the event that someone in their home gets shot? Perhaps to make a note in case someone they're treating starts reporting suicidal feelings or violent urges? What to do if you inhale gun powder?
lickety_split 18th-Jan-2013 04:48 am (UTC)
Looking at him sign stuff is always such a horrifying reminder of how fucking weird I look when I write.
layweed 18th-Jan-2013 11:34 am (UTC)
lol THE CLAW STYLE or something idk. Lefties have the worst handwriting styles and/or handwriting.


Edited at 2013-01-18 11:34 am (UTC)
piperchicki 18th-Jan-2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
Hey! Where's the order that says he's going to take my neighbor's guns away? I think you left that off! (My neighbor swears Obama is going to take them, Fox News told him so!) /sarcasm
nikoel 18th-Jan-2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
What's funny is people have been saying that pretty much since day one of his presidency with absolutely no cause and now he's finally talking about guns and I almost expect the country to just blow up from gun nut heads exploding. My hope is that nothing at all will happen (aside from the NRA making a shitton of money) and these fools can just quietly STFU and STFD.
ladypolitik 18th-Jan-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
alryssa 18th-Jan-2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
I saw


And now I'm thinking of Turducken.

Thanks. >:|
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