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Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions

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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.

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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:07 | 3157973 Pool Shark
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23? I was told there would be only 19!

[regulation inflation...]

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:08 | 3157986 Zer0head
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who told you?

and why did you believe them?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:09 | 3158000 Mark Carney
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Next thing you know they will be watering down the beer.




Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:11 | 3158024 max2205
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Mental Health (wisper)

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:15 | 3158080 john39
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24.  Ask Eric Holder to stop giving out machine guns to drug cartels in Mexico.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:18 | 3158093 metastar
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Presenting the US Constitution Enemies List: All those in the NY senate and assembly who voted to subvert the United States Constitution 2nd amendment...

New York State Assembly: (ref: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02230&term=2013&Summar...) Abbate, Abinant, Arroyo, Aubry, Barrett, Barron, Benedet, Boyland, Braunst, Brennan, Bronson, Brook K, Buchwal, Cahill, Camara, Castro, Clark, Colton, Cook, Curran, Cusick, Cymbrow, DenDekk, Dinowit, Englebr, Espinal, Fahy, Farrell, Galef, Gantt, Gibson, Gjonaj, Glick, Goldfed, Gottfri, Heastie, Henness, Hevesi, Hikind, Hooper, Jacobs, Jaffee, Kavanag, Kellner, Kim, Lavine, Lentol, Lifton, Lope VJ, Losquad, Lupinac, Magnare, Maisel, Malliot, Markey, Mayer, McDonal, McDonou, McKevit, Miller, Millman, Morelle, Mosley, Moya, Mr Spkr, Nolan, O'Donne, Ortiz, Otis, Paulin, Peoples, Perry, Pretlow, Quart, Ra, Ramos, Roberts, Robinso, Rodrigu, Rosa, Rosenth, Rozic, Russell, Ryan, Santaba, Scarbor, Schimel, Sepulve, Simanow, Simotas, Skartad, Solages, Steck, Stevens, Stirpe, Sweeney, Thiele, Titone, Titus, Weinste, Weisenb, Weprin, Wright, Zebrows

New York State Senate: (ref: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013) Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Latimer, LaValle, Marcellino, Martins, Montgomery, O'Brien, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky

Start by winning the hearts and minds. Expose government lies. Expose the mainstream media. Defend the Constitution!

Would just love if someone could plot it on a Google Map!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:18 | 3158132 The Juggernaut
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This is an act of war.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:20 | 3158151 THX 1178
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All the Assault weapons ban stuff and high cap mag stuff... is Obama suggesting this will be voted on by congress... or what? I mean, he mentioned those things, but they aren't on the list.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:25 | 3158190 redpill
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I especially like the one that prevents a mentally deranged individual from stealing lawfully purchased firearms and violating hundreds of laws.  Oh wait.

And to think this fucker is about to take an oath to defend the Constitution.  He's a liar and traitor. 

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:28 | 3158216 localsavage
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The whole list makes me wonder WTF his administration has been doing for the past 4 years.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:31 | 3158248 trav777
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I'm really more interested to see what type of schism opens up in NY, when people start trying to figure out where they're going to find an auto with a 7-rd clip.

I'm curious to see how many people turn in weapons that are even more illegal than yesterday and who is going to actually turn in their 10-rd mags.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:46 | 3158365 brak
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exactly... 1911's for everyone!  Does Kimber still manufacture in Yonkers?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:48 | 3158388 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Kimber more than likely helped write that part of the bill, since they do a 7 round single stack ...

And yes, they are still in Y.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:51 | 3158409 brak
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I also suspect the senator/assembly person from their district got that clause in there, I can't think of another reason to limit at 7.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:55 | 3158448 NotApplicable
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Could just be a "nice" number, like the $700B initial TARP request.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:00 | 3158477 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Or because hardly anyone does make a 7 round magazine, and you thereby make almost all semi autos prohibitive.

Try finding one for a long gun ...

So either risk loading one too many and breaking the law, or just use 5 rounders.

That's getting closer to Bloomberg's desire for a 3 round limit on long guns ...


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:06 | 3158511 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Whew, at least they didn't outlaw Crimson Trace grips!!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:11 | 3158551 economics9698
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Fuck that asshole.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:20 | 3158572 Say What Again
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This is a test to see how deep the "indents" will go on the "replies."  I'll do anything to get to the front of the list.  How about you?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:36 | 3158700 Hugh_Jorgan
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It is so convenient that so many of the gun control actions dovetail so nicely with the government takeover of healthcare, eh? Oh right, that is not true, WE have a Health Care "Exchange"! This DEFINITELY ends well... not.


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:42 | 3158749 adeptish
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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.

Mexican drugs cartels exempted, right Mr Holder?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:56 | 3158849 dwdollar
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Their testing the water for public reaction... Why else do they need a press conference?

Don't give these fuckers an inch.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:11 | 3158940 Bindar Dundat
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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:41 | 3159116 Enslavethechild...
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If Obama isn't an Evil Satanic Devil, I sure would hate to meet the real one.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 23:31 | 3161050 GMadScientist
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Just don't shake his hand and think you can say you're only kidding.



Thu, 01/17/2013 - 00:10 | 3161147 sullymandias
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pansy assed set of executive orders. the peace president knows better than to put the whole executive order scam in jeopordy by doing anything really controversial.

all these DC types know they need be careful - avoid challenges on constitutional grounds as these may well spark renewed interest in understanding the supreme law of the land.

these fuckers need to open up a dictionary to the word "infringed". i see phrases there like "encroach" or "interfere with". amendment 2 aint sayin i can own guns if i just follow all the rules and regulations - its sayin i can own guns end of story.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 00:21 | 3161179 Say What Again
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Wow!  These replies to the original message are endless.   Its like one of those fractal images.  The more one zooms in, the more the image stays the same.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 01:16 | 3161283 Enslavethechild...
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Guns are for sissy's. Real men use ground to air rocket launchers.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:45 | 3159137 Enslavethechild...
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Bankers are freaking out and will take our guns in a vain attempt to save their own hides. They'll be skinned alive rather than shot. Moron's.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:05 | 3159193 Lore
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Why is there no mention of side effects from dangerous medication? Dangerous medication is the problem. It's the pattern with every major incident.

America has a national crisis of overprescription and unnecessary prescription. It's big money, but that doesn't matter if you want to do the right thing.

A healthy population is a safe population. Cut out some of the pills. Create an environment conducive to real economic growth and creation of real jobs.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:37 | 3159408 Enslavethechild...
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Wrong website.


Try zeromedication.com

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 22:01 | 3160763 CoolBeans
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....and attorneys general and the president and on and on...bastards.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:11 | 3158554 James-Morrison
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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:47 | 3158791 A Lunatic
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Even a three round clip leaves room for one in the chamber for a grand total of four rounds. looks like it's double barreled "assault" rifles from here on out, LOL...........

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:19 | 3159003 just_sayin
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Dillingers for all!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 19:21 | 3160159 jmeyer
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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:26 | 3158620 kill switch
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Kimber Pro TacMag has 8 rounds and 7 round capacities with one in the chamber makes 9.&8 respectively...But WTF difference does it make ,,,I have 9 mags already loaded. Takes 2 seconds to drop one mag and insert the next...the mag issues is a red herring.. Fuck all these treasonous bastards..

The 2nd amendment will survive, as two sheriffs and more around the country will not comply.



Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:47 | 3158788 Falconsixone
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Piss on what they want.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:06 | 3158915 The Navigator
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I will NOT comply.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:58 | 3159208 Freddie
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I would not buy anything from those co*ks at Kimber-stein in Yonkers or anything in NY.  I see Ob-MAO is already running gun control banner ad's on ZH.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:23 | 3158623 CH1
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1911's for everyone!  Does Kimber still manufacture in Yonkers?

3D printing.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:46 | 3159448 Freddie
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Kimber is NY POS gun maker.  boycott until they move out of NY.  They are bagel boys anyway.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:48 | 3158377 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Big Bro lets you keep your 10 rounders. Well, not big bro, I guess it's really grandpa.

However, if you load more than 7 rounds in a grandfathered 10 rounder ... whoops, there is goes! Hope THE MAN is not shooting next to you.

No more talking at the range while reloading, or your might go from target practice to Misdemeanor with that mistaken 8th round ...

Criminalize ... The Law Abiding Citizen. Everyone else is already a criminal and on the taxpayer's tab anyway.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:54 | 3158435 Bad Attitude
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There are many quality compact semi-automatic pistols available that have magazine capacities of seven or less rounds.

As to rifles, maybe New Yorkers will start looking more a bolt-actiont "sniper rifles," where shot placement is more important than magazine capacity. To illustrate what a sniper could do in a domestic tyranny situation, author Matt Bracket recently wrote a short story called "What I Saw At The Coup" that, among other things, illustrates the tactical effectiveness of lone snipers. http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-saw-at-the-c...

There are always unintended consequences.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:00 | 3158482 FEDbuster
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BTW the great, out of print book by John Ross titled "Unintended Consequences" is available online in pdf form here:


Long book, but one of the best gun rights, gun culture books ever written, IMHO.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:03 | 3158499 Bad Attitude
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Indeed. I read Unintended Consequences soon after it was first published. It was one of the few books I have ever read that I could not put down.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:06 | 3158512 Angry White Dude
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Or how many of us are just going to move. Way I see it, I've got 364 days to sell my house. If it doesn't sell, I'll mail the keys to Czar Cuomo. Fuck NY.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:27 | 3158543 pods
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Well I grew up in Upstate, loved the outdoors, especially the trout fishing on the West Branch of the Delaware. Needed a job so I moved in '01.
Best move of my life.


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:11 | 3158549 Flakmeister
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