Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Barack Obama lays out 23 Executive Orders directed to control various aspects of gun rights and related measures.

Obama's Executive Orders target a wide assortment of directives to in his words, '...stem the tide of gun violence.'  Of the orders targeting gun rights include a restriction on gun magazine capacity to 10 bullets, invoking a ban on "assault style" rifles, and various federal investigations into gun safety.  Of concern is the broadening of information allowed to law enforcement to review current and previous background checks to see if a person is worthy of gun possession.  There are several other measures that dig into privacy issues including breech of confidentiality between mental health professionals and patients.  As well as directives which include language regarding guns into certain parts of the "Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare).

At a joint news conference with VP Joe Biden, Barack Obama signed 23 Executive Orders into action.  Obama encircled himself in a media event with children as he used his left hand to ink his perceived authority versus the Second Amendment.  Here are the 23 Executive Orders by Barack Obama:

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 Attorney General Eric Holder to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
5. Propose rule making 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 (Obamacare) 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 "Affordable Care Act" exchanges.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.


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