Obama's 23 Executive Gun Control Actions

Tyler Durden's picture

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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A Lunatic's picture

The owners of this pie in the sky scheme are known crooks; beware..........

Steel_Preacher's picture

Oh, really? And how many of them do you know personally? How many have YOU had business or investment dealings with PERSONALLY?  I know many of the founders of this project. ONE of them had trouble with the Gov, and paid for it.

Investigate or contact us before talking smack.



DosZap's picture

Here you go...


Get your deposit in ASAP, prime sites are going fast!


Why make it easy for them to wipe out EVERYONE there in 5 seconds?.

Stupid Idea.Round up the Stupid and Gullible for them!.

Harbanger's picture

"Why make it easy for them to wipe out EVERYONE there in 5 seconds?.

Stupid Idea.Round up the Stupid and Gullible for them!."

Don't be fooled by flakemeisters benign suggestions, he's part of the effort to do just that..

Dave Thomas's picture

Buy an acre plot of land right next to the Citadel and open up a curio shop with hippie bead/soap art, sextoys, and leftist/anarchist publications. Think of all the "guilty pleasures" business you could do.

knowless's picture

fuuuck, s'guna'be righ ne'a mahsko..

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I empathize Angry. The problem is is where to go! The insanity surrounds us. Just this morning a car next to mine had its window bashed in and robbed. It's illegal for me to have a gun at work but the crime is increasing dramatically. I carry a concealed knife and am constantly watching my surroundings. Just FYI to narrow down your search....don't come to Cali.
Good luck.


kill switch's picture

Angry White Dude,,,



quasimodo's picture

The important thing to remember here is that is takes quite a while to swap out a clip with only 7 rounds..oh wait nevermind.


Would sure make for an interesting closing arguement during a murder trial.

"Therefore ladies and gentlemen of the jury, since the defendant did INDEED only load seven rounds into his pistol clips even though chaging clips three times, I urge the utmost caution when handing down a verdict since he did follow the rule of the law!"

bchbum's picture

Can't I make a 50 round mag with my 3d printer?   

knowless's picture

you could make a drum with tin snips and a hammer.

ShrNfr's picture

Anding out high capacity firearms to Mexican druglords?

Harlequin001's picture

It doesn't say or do anything.

DeadFred's picture

#4 Holder gets to determine who is a threat. Everyone? Republicans? ZHers?
Add to that the mental health provisions and you get the ultimate goal, anyone at high risk for PTSD (all vets especially trained snipers) and the potential resistance could be disarmed. But of course that's just paranoid of me to even think that. I wonder if paranoids will be on the list?

brak's picture

Everyone but the soldiers of the Mexican drug cartels

youngman's picture

Maybe the Drug Cartels can start selling the guns back to us...drugs are illegal..so are the guns....what the heck...they can make money on both...I see a cartel business opportunity...buy from the Feds....sell back to the black market...good job Gringos

Matt's picture

#4. All combat age males in combat zones of the War on Drugs. i.e. all inner-city males in every major city. No guns are allowed to be in the household, so even if it is registered to a woman, it cannot be there.

Better yet, why not just make being in a gang a crime, like in Quebec?

Forty Six and 2's picture

Yep. Just wait for the new DSM-V to be released. Just about everyone will fall under some kind of "mental illness."

Any month now...any month...then ipso facto, you are now legally denied your Constitutional and natural right to purchase and own a firearm because either you or someone in your family at some time has/had a "mental disorder" that disqualifies you. Ammo will also eventually fall under this requirment, if you can find any. Then watcha gonna do? Go to court? That could take years.

knowless's picture

i have an interesting family life, which led to many visits to psychiatrists when i was younger, i would generally talk about politics with them, or the overall inequity which i would witness in even the most minute of interactions, i loved hearing: "well, although i agree with you, we should talk about you for a bit," not because they disagreed politically of course, or even that they were guiding; they genuinely agreed, but because my underlying "mental illness" was not being treated by allowing me to speak freely. because I am not mentally ill, unless mandated and designated as so. 

I am fairly certain that based on my family background I will be placed on a no buy list (in my mind that action is a revocation of my citizenship of the united states of america, a separate issue entirely however), not because i am incompetent  or that I pose a threat to anyone besides those which would do me harm, but because of a subjective basis of analyses which would label me temporarily as "mentally defective", and permanently a felon.

My insanity has always revolved around pointing out abuses of authority. There are several terms which are acceptable diagnosis currently according to the american standard of the DSM, which encompass such neuropathies, ODD (oppositional defiance disorder) is the one i'll name, although liberal interpretations of the manual will yield you with a plethora of candidates.


I can talk at the people around me in my daily life, about the obvious forces which put pressure on the media, about propaganda  but it's too much for them, they stare at me blankly, derisively respond at times, only thinking dimly to themselves that maybe they should pay heed . the only "sane" thing to do at this point is not pretend that any analytic understanding of the informational structure will help you, as they have telegraphed, relaying direct understanding will only put you first under the "gun".

so yea guyz; pretty much at the point where you stand as a man, thoughts known to no one, or not at all. trust in preservation of the spirit within you to survive, no one else can grant you that strength. kthxbye

if this is their route, then meet it.

although i will always doubt the mental health professions, they are too well payed to know sympathy.

and often times that in and of itself disallows empathy.

i apologize to all who read this and found meaning, you are being lead astray.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Don't worry, I brought a poop bag, but, this being the whitehouse lawn and all....

Dealyer Turdin's picture

authority,like being overweight, is a top-heavy condition.  Until terrorists learn to fine-tune their shit by sawing halfway through their targets, and letting doughnuts do the rest,  a chest full of medals and a pension plan wlll always seem like the lowbrow highroad.  (translation of ancient proverb found inside fortune cookie inside poop bag.)

Supernova Born's picture

#24B Don't engage in anti-Constitutional despotic rhetoric and threaten the Bill of Rights by Executive Order that grows the NRA by hundreds of thousands, sells hundreds of thousands of firearms and millions of rounds of ammo.

Harbanger's picture

Hangem then impeachem.

Chupacabra-322's picture

These are hard core CRIMINALS!!!  And' illegitimate.  Treasonist's which must be stopped by all means necessary. 


-Fast and Furious

-CIA drug running and money laundering through the TBTFBanksters.

-Illegal WARS



-Illegal Wire Tapping

-WAR CRIMES Killing Innocent children through drone attacks.

-Secret Kill Lists.

-QE Economic Terrorism

Hard core CRIMINALS, Treasonist's which must and will be stopped.  There's the proof. 

DutchR's picture

Four times!!

"And to think this fucker is about to take an oath to defend the Constitution."

GeezerGeek's picture

Yesterday I was called to jury duty. Everyone was shown a video by the Clerk of the Courts to explain a citizen's duty to participate in the jury system. He said, in the video, that every citizen is guaranteed, by the Constitution, to the right to a trial by a jury of one's peers. After the video the moderator asked if anyone had any questions. I had to bite my lip really hard to ask how that statement coexists with the NDAA/indefinite diisappearance powers Obama has assumed.

Maybe the video needs to be revised. I said nothing due to the presence of several police officers. I wanted to see my family again.

Cluck, cluck. I'm a chicken.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Do not fling your honey in a nest of angry bees, grasshopper

markettime's picture

It looks to me like they are going after private health information to set the next stage which would be registration. It also looks to me like they are going to assign a team specifically to twist the numbers. The thing that pushed back the most was FBI stats that guns only kill 11,000 per year vs doctors who kill something like 120k per year. They will need to change the data to justify the next step. 

GeezerGeek's picture

But doctors are professionals, so it's okay.

markettime's picture

It looks to me like they are going after private health information to set the next stage which would be registration. It also looks to me like they are going to assign a team specifically to twist the numbers. The thing that pushed back the most was FBI stats that guns only kill 11,000 per year vs doctors who kill something like 120k per year. They will need to change the data to justify the next step. 

duo's picture

hasn't Celebrex alone killed 50,000 people?

Silver Bug's picture

I really doubt this is going to go over as easy as they think. This is a bunch of nonsense.



jughead's picture

I'd love to see someone...or better yet a lot of someones, holler "LIAR!" as he begins the oath saying ""I do solemnly swear...".  That would be precious.

monad's picture

Bring your bullhorn.

Pegasus Muse's picture


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.

O’blamo & Biden are getting plenty of political pushback from law enforcement. Like this:

Mueller: Stop exploiting the deaths of innocent victims

January 16, 2013

Linn County Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller has become the second prominent law enforcement official to put the Obama administration on notice that he will not enforce unconstitutional gun confiscation programs.


DeadFred's picture

#24. Confiscate guns from law enforcement officials who won't enforce the first 23 rules

Pegasus Muse's picture

They'll just deport the two guys that might try.  Send 'em back to the White House and the New York State Executive Mansion. Gun Confiscation might sell politically in states like in NY, MA, CT, RI & Rahm Emanuel's chicago.  Not so much in the rest of America.  

ShankyS's picture

Those will be items 24 thru 124. Passed in the dark of night behind closed doors. 

Bloodstock's picture

Almost, maybe, could very well be. Guess the usurper decided against declaring war for now on America, noting the outrage of an armed, locked and loaded, law abiding pissed off population. Never let down your guard,,,this ain't over. Get on the horn and let congress know that the Constitution is NOT negotiable! 

Real Estate Geek's picture

I would, except my so-called representatives are Pelosi, Feinstein, and Boxer, and it's not worth the effort to contact those whores.  (Anyway, I wouldn't want to interrupt their more important duties, such as selling influence to campaign contributors and trading on insider information.)

Bloodstock's picture

Then send 'em a pic of your dirty underwear. The price of a stamp would be well worth the imagined look on staffs face when they see the skid marks.

secret_sam's picture

You're going to start shooting back, right?

Fuckin' FINALLY.  Someone will get off his ass and do something instead of fartin' around on the innerwebz.

AgAu_man's picture

Juggernaut: "This is an act of war."

This just in, from Obama's people seeking voter support:


It includes:

  • Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons
  • Assault rifles have been used in several recent mass shootings. The shooters in Aurora and Newtown used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004. That ban was an important step, but manufacturers were able to circumvent the prohibition with cosmetic modifications to their weapons. Congress must reinstate and strengthen the prohibition on assault weapons.
    #NowIsTheTime to pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons Wh.gov/nowisthetime
  • Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds
  • The case for prohibiting high-capacity magazines has been proven over and over; the shooters at Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Newtown all used magazines holding more than 10 rounds, which would have been prohibited under the 1994 law. These magazines enable any semiautomatic weapon to be used as an instrument of mass violence, yet they are once again legal and now come standard with many handguns and rifles. Congress needs to reinstate the prohibition on magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
    #NowIsTheTime to limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds Wh.gov/nowisthetime
  • Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets

    There ya go.

    Q:  What do armor-piercing bullets have to do with past shootings?  Other than making an outright citizen revolt much more difficult against a tyrant-State?  Don't give me the "protect the police" crap!  What you then get eventually, is a "Peasants vs. Feudal Lords" mismatch of "our pitchforks against their horses, swords, shields & spears".  And we all know how that story goes.

    For those who may have suggested in the past that a well-regulated militia means "Joe Public" and should have the same arms (rifles and sidarms) as the police and military -- in order to help defend against foreign enemies and domestic tyrranical enemies -- seem to have been outflanked and out-gunned in Obama's theater of Public Relations. 

    And good luck in getting a state-by-state Regulated Citizen Militia... the Gov would keep special tabs and records on all members and view them as foreign enemies.  If one were established, then in a time of crisis/revolt, they'd first round up the militia leaders.  The way the French king (at the order of the Pope) rounded up all Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307 A.D.

    "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

     A government (and its leaders) shall fear its people -- fear its We The People -- not the other way around!

    Resist them lawfully, but resist with "tooth & nail"!  Need a grass-roots swell, that starts with a PR counter-campaign  -- that first defines, and then controls the 'argument' at ALL times. 

    spekulatn's picture

    Hand it off to this kid, metastar. I bet he could make it happen.



    Here's a sample of his work recently:




    Fail2Deliver's picture

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

    I second that!

    Uncle Ream Us's picture

    You forgot to list their home addresses and phone numbers.

    Cosimo de Medici's picture

    Can all those good people (and their Xe/Academi staff) in the Hamptons keep their 7+ round mags?  Isn't that what they call gerrymagazine-ing?