Obama’s list of 23 executive orders for gun control

The following list of the 23 executive actions President Obama plans to take to reduce gun violence was provided by the White House Wednesday. It was released to reinforce a midday press conference given by Obama as he surrounded himself with small children as props.

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.

RELATED: Sen. Rubio criticizes Obama’s use of children as props

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  • Sireta Neighbors

    Going to be interesting to see how any of this prevents evil people from doing evil things. Save one life ???? I doubt it.

    • Jan

      What a bunch of HOGWASH! ,that give NO real details!

    • http://Timeforrisistancecom Time For resistance

      It looks like we just lost our rights to our medical history being private. It wont be long before your employer, Neighbor, Etc. will be able to see you medical history.

      • Susan

        What makes anyone think we'll have any type of normal medical anything?

        He already is dictating to doctors what they can do vis a vis our bodies as for breast cancer exams,

        peoples with cancer and how long a doctor can attempt to keep them alive. When does it stop? I

        will now ask what the Non-Lib populace is asking. WHEN WILL OUR LEADERS TAKE ACTION AND START

        TO FIGHT THIS DESPOT? WE THE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW. WE ARE TIRED OF YOUR WEAKNESS. WE ALL KNOW WHAT

        THIS ADMINISTATION IS DOING YET YOU- THE REPUBLICANS AND OTHER HONORABLE LEADERS SIT AND DO NOTHING

        BUT TALK! WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING. WE HAVE NO VOICE. THAT IS WHY WE ELECTED YOU.

        STOP THIS MADNESS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. GET TOGETHER AND START WORKING TOGETHER.

        AMERICAS FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS.

        You Know this administration is criminal. Now please DO Something about it!

  • Mike

    What concerns me the most is they appear to be trying to tie health benefits in with gun ownership. The statement is very vauge, which makes me more concerned. The fact he will do this without the benefit of debate, and the proper use of checks and balances I find out right alarming.

  • David Xanten

    I don't understand why people don't read the second amendment. It states that everyone is entitled to own a gun, PERIOD.

    What about shall not be infringed do people not understand?.

    • Huh?

      I've heard many people ask this same question. I can't find anywhere in those proposals where it says you can't own a gun.

    • Susan

      What I don't understand is Why didn't people read his book before electing him? Why didn't Congress

      read that Healthcare bill before it was passed? Too long to read? No Pass!

      Why didn't people demand this person now sitting in the presidents chair disclose all his records and birth certificate especially since it was questionable? If only the first things like vetting this dictator were done – America and her people would not be crumbling before our eyes and its people up all night because the country they love is being ripped to shreds before our eyes and the rest of the leadership sits by AND DOES NOTHING.

      TO THOSE LEADERS…REMEMBER TODAY AND NOW. BECAUSE ONLY TEXTBOOKS WILL BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE WHAT WAS THIS GREAT COUNTRY IF YOU KEEP SITTING AROUND DOING NOTHING.

  • John Smith

    Well read through them and on the surface, ok a little worried about doctors devulgeing HIPAA protected information. But ok so getting by that it seems that Mr. Obama is not as crazy as Cuomo is except that he want the congress to do his dirty work. But these don't bother me much, just if you own guns don't talk to a shrink. Done

  • MarkyBooBoo

    executive actions… not all orders.

  • Dave Thomas

    Obama used gun control to expand Medicaid. LOL!

    Always the statist!!!!. Never let a tragedy go to waste when exploiting it could grow the scope and power of the federal government. LOL!

  • KB Cook

    Never waste a good crisis & if you don't have a good crisis, invent one

  • JJ

    Wait til he realizes that not all people who go nuts and kill people have a bad background. Obviously it starts somewhere, and when they go buy the gun for the first time with their clean background well go insane, those checks did nothing did they?? What an idiot.

  • Vicki

    I can't tell you that a family member is even in the hospital without a code but I can tell the federal government that they own a gun. Something is definitely wrong when the feds have more rights than your own family.

  • Big Dem

    Progressives have wanted to eliminate the concept of "individual liberty" from the American mentality since Woodrow Wilson, and the destruction of the 2nd Amendment is critical. They have eroded our right to free speech and are trying to limit it even more (see Fairness Doctrine), and once they have disarmed the population, resistence becomes increasingly impossible. The overthrow of America is occurring right under our noses, with many fools' blessings. European-styled socialism, here we come!