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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.


kaelstra 18th-Jan-2013 03:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, people at my SO's workplace are buying assault rifles in droves in a panic.
littlelauren86 18th-Jan-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
makes me sick to my stomach that dead children and/or gun safety measures = more $$$$$ for gun manufacturers.
wrestlingdog 18th-Jan-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
It's pretty horrific, isn't it?
dustbunny105 18th-Jan-2013 07:34 am (UTC)
Same at my Wal*Mart. We have no assault rifles or ammunition left on the shelves.
keeperofthekeys 18th-Jan-2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my bf says prices on the gun trading/selling website he spends on time on have been way inflated. I majorly side-eyed him when he told me he had invested in high-round clips just to sell them at inflated prices when this gun control stuff started to go down.

Those are the gun people who scare me. The ones who NEED to have a 30-round clip because of, idk, reasons. I know they'd get them anyway, but I'd prefer if my bf wasn't the one selling them.

I come from a hunting family, I hunt, have been shooting guns since I was 9. I really wouldn't give a shit if they banned everything over a 10 round clip and any semi-automatic gun. I don't know why these people think they need these things.
nikoel 18th-Jan-2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
This is why I can't understand why the "responsible gun owners" I know aren't behind the president on banning the big magazine clips. These are people who I would otherwise describe as rational, reasonable, responsible people yet they're jumping on this "slippery slope" bandwagon. Then they turn around and blame Dems for having a knee-jerk emotional reaction leading to this type of ban. In reality, it's the gun enthusiasts who are getting so emotional over their hobby they're calling for no restrictions on deadly weapons! It makes absolutely no sense to me.
keeperofthekeys 18th-Jan-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't even know what they think they'd be using those clips for anyway. Many gun ranges don't allow rapid fire, and they limit how many rounds you can have in your clip. There are private ranges, my parents have their own range on their property, but I've never felt any sort of intense need to load up with a 30 round clip.

There are competitions that use 30-round clips, but I'm pretty sure these people aren't all competitive shooters. Maybe it's all entitlement. They believe they should be able to have these things so they need to have them.
nikoel 18th-Jan-2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's entitlement plus hobbying, which i totally get having a hobby and wanting to collect as much cool shit as you can within that hobby, but if these people are really as reasonable as they claim, they won't have a problem complying to reasonable restrictions after multiple legal gun owners shoot up a bunch of people. There's all this talk about 'criminals' getting the guns illegally, but these mass shootings were done by people who procured their guns following their local laws. It's just so infuriating that gun enthusiasts are digging their heels in, blaming the problem on "mental health" and saying that it's not their problem. SMH.
angelofdeath275 18th-Jan-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
buying assault rifles in droves in a panic.

in a panic.
celtic_thistle 18th-Jan-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
My dad teaches firearm safety and he has been SWAMPED with work lately.
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