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Obama Executive Actions On Gun Violence

January 16th, 2013 by Rich Szabo

Here is a list of the executive actions taken by President Obama on gun violence, as provided by the White House.

These are separate from the main proposals unveiled by the President on Wednesday at the White House, which include a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks for all gun sales (even private sales) and a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines.

I have added my comments below each “action”.

1. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system

This is being done and has been done for years. Nothing new.

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.

Nothing new here either. This has been the law of the land for years. The States have not been entering the information.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

What incentives? Throwing more money at them? They are already required to enter the information into the database and don’t.

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.

Well… Let me get this straight… Eric Holder and Obama give thousands of guns to drug cartels, criminals, illegal aliens through the Fast & Furious Scheme. Law Enforcement officers get killed. Thousands of civilians get killed and he want ERIC HOLDER to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks! Am I missing something here? So when are he and Eric Holder going to jail?

5. Propose rule-making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

They already do this. Nothing new.

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

They already do this. Nothing new.

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

The NRA has been running one for over 50 years. nothing new.

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

This is being done constantly not only by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but also by the safe and lock manufacturers. Nothing new.

9. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

Nothing New. Has been done for years.

10. Release a Department of Justice report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

Nothing New. Already being done.

11. Nominate a new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Waste of time.

12. Provide law enforcement, first-responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.

Nothing new. Constantly being done in training.

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

Nothing new. Already being done for years.

14. Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

What a waste of time and money! You prevent gun violence by enforcing the already existing laws.

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.

Keep Eric Holder out of it. He gives guns to criminals. The private sector has innovative new technology coming on the market constantly. In fact as I write this the largest gun show on the planet is being held in Las Vegas. Shot Show is for the industry only and debuts the newest, latest in the firearm industry.

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.

It already says they can’t.

From Obamacare:


‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.— A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to—

‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully- possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or

‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.

(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any in- formation relating to—

‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;

‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or

‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.

‘‘(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

Nothing new. Has been done for years already.

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school-resource officers.

What incentives? Throw more money at the schools? Let the local scholl districts decide what they want to do.

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

Nothing new.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

Nothing new.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

Nothing new. It’s been law since 2008. As part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the mental health parity requirements found in ERISA, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code have been expanded and made permanent. (Public Law 110-343, Division C, Section 512) The new requirements become effective for plan years beginning after October 3, 2009 (i.e., January 1, 2010 for calendar year plans), although a special rule applies to plans maintained pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. New regulations should be issued by the Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury within the coming year.

22. Commit to finalizing mental-health parity regulations.

See answer to #21

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on mental health.

Isn’t that what they should have been doing for the past 4 years? Isn’t that part of their JOB?!

Obama must have studied method acting at Julliard. How he can pull this sham off is unbelieveable!

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