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.
10 thoughts on “President Obama’s Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions”
Wow. A lot of mental health checks and release of health documents listed here in order to get a gun. Could it be that he wants everyone who has seen a doctor of some sort, to be declared unfit for a gun, even if the person just goes in for a yearly check-up?
No ban on mags or assault rifles, yet. This seems to be aimed at getting doctors to release those “confidentiality agreements” that doctors are never supposed to reveal to anyone (even to the government), in order to take away our guns or our eligibility for one. So much for privacy laws. Is there anything private anymore that I can do without the government knowing? IT’S NONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S F**KING BUSINESS WHAT I DO AND WHERE I DO IT!!! LAY THE F**K OFF ME, OBAMA!!!
Any website that goes against the prevailing status quo of “do as you are told” will be considered mentally unhealthy and monitored closely, as well as those who visit the sites and post any form of harsh “anti-establishment” language. Such information will be logged and used in court.
Ever been arrested for consumption of alcohol or drugs? Ever had a prescription for pain killers? Troubles directly or indirectly with domestic violence? Ever express anger towards anyone at work?
“When persuading, do so one small step at a time.
Get them to agree to a small point. Then get agreement on a further smaller point. Then another and another until you have got them to your final destination. Make each small point very easy to accept and as logical as possible so they cannot really object to it.”
Well, now for sure I’m not telling my doctor about the voices I’ve been hearing.
LOL……That was a good one. 🙂
I thought that I was the only one that heard voices. LOL
Fess up Digger,
I know you have a blast with the voices in your head!
I know I do!
Im sure there are people out there who feel relieved but you need to remember that Obama and his croud dont tell it like it is. They use safe and happy words to deflate your concerns and that is exactly what this was intended to do. Expect more false flags, and remember that they’re not gonna come knocking on your front door as they will more likely kick in your back door while you’re sleeping. Keep an eye on congress and dont give them an inch. They’re trying to blow off everybodys’ steam and when you aren’t looking they’ll sneak an exec order with a harmless name and the back page is where it will be. REMAIN VIGILANT AND REFUSE TO ACCEPT WHAT OBAMA PROPOSED TODAY AND WHAT HE’LL PROPOSE TOMORROW.
Infringment is infringment. I don’t care how you sugar coat it. The doctors get paid good money to put everyone on these drugs and once on them you can’t own a firearm. If you refuse them you will still be denied your right to own a firearm because the doctor said you needed it. Simply do not consent to any personal questions about anything other than what you are there for. They are paying doctors to forget their oath of patient privacy which is no different than what they’ve been doing for years.
I prefer the sane approach.
I don’t talk to doctors for ANY reason.
Same goes for cops.