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List of 23 items on Obama's anti-gun violence plan

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#1 concert andy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.



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.

#2 Tim the Beek

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Don't see as alla that will do much good, but prolly won't do too much harm, either, IMO.

#3 Spidergawd

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

So where is the "THEIR GUNNA TAKE R GEERRNNZZZ" in that?  It all seems pretty reasonable to me, and I see nothing about restricting ownership or confiscation of anything.  In fact, I'm pleasantly surprised that it IS so reasonable.  Cuz let's face it, whether you agree or not, there's just no way it's possible to reduce the number of guns, and many of the proposed restrictions aren't really feasible and/or are of questionable benefit. 

#4 Tim the Beek

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

These are executive orders, and therefore very limited in scope.


We'll see what congress comes up with.

#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

I'm cool with just wasting tons of money. Par for the course. Now we just have to roll Coumo over on his encroachment, and hopefully get a little additional exposure on the government/Corporate Medias fictional tale of Sandy Hook and why the gag orders exist and what the cover up is, and we're back to business as usual.