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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Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus's picture

Are you frightened?

Not nearly frightened enough - we live in a post Patriot ACT, post NDAA world.


<-- no, really - this is worth reading.  Scout's honor.

Some of you appear to not understand how this works.  You should not be worrying about what Obama says.  You should worry about what he directs the Executive Branch to do.  Remember all the nice things candidate Obama said?  How well did they comport wIth the elected puppet installed by a Chicago Jewish mafia?  The man promised change and changed his promises.  One thing that happened, of course, is Jewish political and financial power {yes, yes, junk away - but tell me if I have any *facts* wrong} became consolidated in a way not even achieved under Clinton.

Jews, many with ties to Chicago, are at the head of:

The Fed {and about half of the Board of Governors and FOMC}, SEC, Council of Economic Advisers, Office of Management and Budget, Obama's Chief Counsel, Obama's Chief Advisor, Obama's First and Third, and probably 4th Chief of Staff, Biden's Chief of Staff, Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff, FTC, CFTC, CBO, FDIC, FDA, Treasury, National Economic Council, the prior head of the IRS, and on and on and on and on.

And just about no one is talking about it, and how it very may well be a hijacking by Jews of this country to serve their and Israel's interests, because people think it's "anti-semitic".  This is absolutely overwhelming over-representation.  Combine that with Jewish influence in news media, entertainment media, as well as private banking and it turns out that it looks like a concerted effort to rule this country, deprive it of it's wealth, and use its blood and treasure to enrich and provide for Jews.  And you know what - there's lots of text in the Torah and Talmud that seem to essentially espouse Jewish dominance and double ethical standards, and no - they aren't all antisemitic canards taken out of context.

Well - is it antisemitic, if it's true? Or do they call it that, to prevent any discussion about the fairness or wisdom of 2.3% of the population, may with ties/loyalty to a tiny foreign belligerent power, basically running this country - AND SENDING YOUNG CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN TO DIE FOR A GREATER ISRAEL?

I don't advocate hating anybody - I really don't - but I advocate people openly and unashamedly talking about how 2.3% of the country, many of whom have feverish loyalty to their own tribe and a foreign country in a way nearly unique amongst people, have amassed so much power, and what it means for how our government is ruling us, and perhaps... attempting to remake the middle east for the purposes of Israeli regional hegemony...using American, christian blood and treasure.

Or, keep thinking it doesn't matter and only people who "hate" could even bring it up.  I'm sure this over-representation is nothing but merit and/or coincidence, and the geopolitical repercussions will be good for all humankind...




MrBoompi's picture

 elected puppet installed by a Chicago Jewish mafia?



I didn't realize Alex Jones posted here.

lakecity55's picture

OK, House, where is my Impeachment?

--The Citizen.

Flatchestynerdette's picture

Texas Democrat called for Impeachment of Obama and compares him to Hitler.She didn't win. The Republican Pete Olson won but Keisha Roger's video is here is you're interested. Its clean no viruses. At least we know how she would vote.

As for Olson the Republican? *sigh* Considering we now know that Boehner worked actively with redistricting commissions to get rid of Tea Party (taxed enough already) candidates to get a more moderate republican party - I have no comment.

Even Hastert with Clinton voted for impeachment and Hastert wasn't exactly a ra-ra-ra type of Republican.

Boehner the crier who got rid of Allen West and many others before the vote and after the vote with the 'purge' on committees? He's France to Obama's whatever.




lakecity55's picture

well, we have enough just today for a 23-count indictment.

Impeach Convict Imprison

MOLONAABE's picture

Caesar just ceossed the rubicon what is Pompey going to do about it?

Flatchestynerdette's picture

OK. What's 'relevant'? Any ideas? voting patterns......irs returns....websites visited......amazon book/kindle purchases? What....

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

uncle reggie's picture

This most recent national "discussion" about gun control speaks volumes about our near complete societal dysfunction. Those who want the unlimited ability to have any and all types of weapons based on absurd interpretations of the 2nd amendment are irrational. Those who believe these measures will solve the problem of gun violence in a society already armed at unprecedented historical levels, a society that nurtures, embraces, promotes and profits from violence are utter fools.  

Flatchestynerdette's picture

It wasn't an issue until Adam took his spoons and threw them at the kids, hit them multiple times, killing them and now I can't eat my breakfast cereal because they're going to ban spoons so I'm hoarding my old big spoons, going out and buying what I can for spoons because forks won't do it for grapenuts.


See? Its a sliding argument. You start on this and it goes to the next thing. I read an article last night about a guy who took  'molotov' cocktails to kill people at the state capital in Wisconsin - the cheese state. My first thought? There goes my whiskey. Guess I'm switching to vodka.




You're not getting to the person who's causing the problem. Instead you're blaming the instrument.

CoolBeans's picture

Why not cars?  They kill more people than guns.  Drunk drivers kill.  Bans the cars...the cars are bad!  Why is it that drunk drivers can kill and keep or get their licenses back so they can do it again?  How is it that some drunks can drive drunk 3,6,10 times?  Yep, ban cars, there's your dumbass libtard answer.

Cigarettes kill. Ban the cigs!  Poison kills - ban all poisions/make them highly controlled substances.  

Say, abortions kill (just stating a fact - not making a political/ethical/religious opinion) - there is absolutely no doubt that abortions kill humans.  

Humans will find just about any sort of tool or method to kill....you, Dictator Obummer will never be able to stop it.


lolmao500's picture

Obama : but but but it's for the childrenz!

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation."

--- Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf

secret_sam's picture

      "To anyone who really opposes abortion, I say: go adopt one of those unwanted children you're crying over.  And to those of you bitching, 'why don't YOU do that?,' I say, 'cause I hate fuckin' kids."  --Bill Hicks

Cathartes Aura's picture

oh my, plus many.

and a lol.

((if I'd posted that, I'd get the "feminist tirade thread hijack" tag, life's soo unfair, lulz))

ebworthen's picture

Yes, for the childrenz!

Obama cares so much, almost as much as ze Fuhrer did!  (or more!)

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to reapeat it; doomed I say!

MrBoompi's picture

Since the gun nuts want no regulations at all, I'm sure this will cause an enormous freakout and many over-reactions.


carlnpa's picture

Patriot Act I

Patriot Act II



Boompi, the gun nuts are trying to save your sorry ass by their presence against an inflated and apparently out of control fascist government.

ebworthen's picture

Dear MrBoompi,

Many Jews gassed, or burned, or shot to death by Hitler thought as you did.

Hope that works out for you and your ilk (well, not really, but you get the message, right?).

notadouche's picture

Trampling the constitution doesn't feel so bad when your guy is the one doing it.  I would hesitate to be such a cheerleader as the next guy in may have opposing views, then it's a little too late to cry about it.   Anyone remember the Patriot Act?   Man the Times and those of that ilk thought it was the end of the world.  When their guy gets in, they no longer feel that way and their guy has actually added more teeth to it, not less like I had hoped.  Now it's got a life all of it's own and given permission to the next guy to make it even more onerous.  I guess all you can hope for is that your team win because in the end the loser is "We the People".  And if your naive enough to believe there is much of a difference, big picture wise, between either party well then I have a bridge to sell you... The only difference is the PR.  I would suggest Bush was less dangerous than Obama for one simple reason.  Bush could not fart without the media outlets reporting it and Obama can pick and choose assasination subjects and no one cares.  When the media turns a blind eye to the politician because they are in bed with each other it is the most dangerous of alliances for the rights of man.

uncle reggie's picture

"The only difference is the PR. I would suggest Bush was less dangerous than Obama for one simple reason. Bush could not fart without the media outlets reporting it and Obama can pick and choose assasination subjects and no one cares. When the media turns a blind eye to the politician because they are in bed with each other it is the most dangerous of alliances for the rights of man."

The "media" was just as much an instrument of propaganda under Bush as it is under Obama. Remember that holy, illegal war called Iraq? Bush was given a virtual free ticket by the "media." They beat the drum as instructed. Same with Obama. The "media" has been in bed with politicians at the direction of big money who own both. Bush, Obama, the "media" and government itself, are all owned by big money. They are calling the shots. Everything else is just a grand side show to keep us at each other's throats, distracted from the true source of our problems. They're laughing all the way to the bank, which they own as well.  

notadouche's picture

That one instance was because they didn't want to be painted with the unpatriotic brush.  About a year after that the media caught on and we started learning about the bogus "yellow cake uranium" and you have to admit was up his ass pretty good, in many instances openly mocking and antogonizing him which is what they should be doing.  I want the Times etc.. to investigate and print the "Pentagon Papers" if need be not turn a blind eye because they agree with the end result.  Thus far I haven't noticed a journalist investigating or criticizing or questioning Obama.  In fact most blow him until his head spins in the name of access.  When journalist pick sides, which they most decidely have done it is a problem for all of America.   

I will ask you to remember the Patriot ACt and Gitmo and how the media, rightly so, railed against both under Bush.  Under Obama, you wouldn't even think they existed anymore much less given even more teeth like the Patriot Act.  

So while you are right on some level, I would suggest a deeper dig points to another conclusion.  I will agree with most of what you say in general terms, especially about distractions and laughing all the way to the bank.

uncle reggie's picture

I hear you. I don't have any problem finding journalists who rightfully rip into Obama for his lies. Guess it somewhat depends on where one looks for information although the vast majority of media sources have picked sides to serve their masters. Just six corporations own over 90% of all information available in the US, including the internet! I will agree that in many respects Obama is the more dangerous of the two but again, I believe both were/are just frontmen for the folks behind the curtain.

roadhazard's picture

Personally, I think those 23 points are about as little as can possibly be done and still try and make someone believe something changed. I am shocked they could make it up to 23 points. That is some creative BS right there. memorandums, panels, director, classes, campaigns... zzzzzzz. I like it.

notadouche's picture

It's the fine print under those headings that you better be careful.  You only like what they want you to know.  The politicans are tricky that way.  I can see back in the early 30's  some Jew saying "hey this Hitler guy has some pretty good ideas especially getting rid of all those mental defects because we need to keep these German streets safe.  After all we are all Germans, right?"  "What's good for Germany is good for us"  3 years later, not so much.

Don't kill me on the timeline I was just making a point.  It's not good to get caught up in what a politician puts out, wait until the final draft with all the details and definitions comes though before you decide one way or the other.  How the state defines something and how the reasonable person would define it can oddly enough be very different and it will never be to the benefit of the reasonable person.  The state always has the advantage.

roadhazard's picture

Usually on ZH "the fine print" almost precedes the points.


tick tock

Rustysilver's picture

From Mayor Mike of NYC. More than 77,000 people try to go thru background check to buy a weapon; law says that they are not allowed because they're criminals etc.  Only 44 were procecuted. Justice dept says that they don't the money.  Which point addresses that.

Tango in the Blight's picture

President Obama in 2025: "Today I'm issuing an executive order banning the unlicensed possession of kitchen knives. The Second Amendment never meant that Americans could freely own knives. After we banned assault rifles in 2013, handguns in 2015, shotguns in 2019, 22LR hunting rifles in 2021 and combat knives in 2023 it is now time to rid our nation of the common kitchen knife after the recent stabbing in Georgia. Americans who want to have their meat or their vegetables cut can hire a licensed butcher to cut it for them. There is no need for a citizen to be able to wield such deadly power. Professional cooks can possess such knives with a license. In contrast to what some extremists may say the Second Amendment means that the right of the military, the police and the DHS stormtroopers to bear arms shall not be infringed. As your president I pledge to uphold this right to the fullest."

ebworthen's picture

+1 for the sarcasm

"Lizzy Borden approves this message."

PrintemDano's picture

A small reminder of why we need assault weapons..Bill Ayres


Aurora Ex Machina's picture

The general comments here are focusing far too much on a National Mental Health database (will never fly, it's a smoke-screen), and you've missed the real thrust:


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.





ARUS Technology.

BIOMAC Systems Ltd.


You people have really got to move faster - they're so far ahead it's not even funny. I believe the phrase is "shooting fish in a barrel", no?



Yen Cross's picture

  poof/ child I want to [circumvent] you,><

Eyes on the World's picture

After reading the twenty-three 'gun control' executive orders the President signed today many gun owners will think, "Well, that's not so bad," or, "It could've been worse."

I disagree. This is exactly the "tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty" Obama claimed he was not guilty of in his speech today.

Putting aside any additional 'ban' laws Congress may pass, this was a brilliantly insidious move in which Obama effectively destroyed the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments in one fell swoop. 

Take a look at number 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."

They can now simply declare a person 'dangerous' and take their guns. Even if you've never committed a crime or been adjudicated mentally defective, if you say or do something that is re-categorized as being dangerous - your guns are gone. 

Not your assault weapons. Not your high-cap magazines. Not your mean looking guns. ALL OF YOUR GUNS. GONE. FOREVER.

No crime, no court, no jury, no due process. Just... GONE.

Take a look at numbers 2, 16. Ever go to the doctor?

Then take a look at 12, 18, and 19. Have children in school or college? Go to church?

Then take a look at number 7. Ever talk to your neighbor, family members, friends or co-workers about your guns?

What they have done is turned doctors, nurses, teachers, professors, clergy, and everyone else you know into tools to report you in any instance that you say or do the "wrong" thing.

Have a concealed carry license or ever served in the military? Hell, you're already dangerous. You're probably first on the list.

Speak out politically or religiously? You better hush up. You'll be classified as dangerous and they'll come get your guns!

You or your spouse taking an anti-depressant or other psychological drug? Don't tell anyone you have guns, they'll come take them away!

Unhappy with your ex-wife or ex-husband? Don't make them mad, they'll say you're dangerous, and they'll come take your guns!

Lost your job, unhappy with the economy or in danger of financial ruin? You're likely to be dangerous, so no guns for you!

Live with your crazy mother-in-law who's driving you crazy? Don't tell your doctor, you'll be classified as dangerous and they'll come get your guns!

Spank your children? Don't let them tell the teacher, you'll be classified as dangerous and they'll come get your guns!

Drink a little too much on the weekends? You better stop, you'll be classified as dangerous and they'll come get your guns!

Think I'm paranoid? Don't tell anyone, they'll come get my guns! 

See, they know they could never take everyone's guns at once with a hard and fast law or decree. One, if they tried that they'd have a war on their hands, and two, even if the people didn't rise up, seeing that the federal government is broke they couldn't afford to do it all at once anyway. This way, they avoid the war, they get to confiscate guns one person at a time, and they get to stretch out the cost and resources. All the while making gun owners who say a word against them seem paranoid, crazy, insane, and yes, categorically and officially... dangerous.

Make no mistake. Gun confiscation in the United States officially began today.

These people are evil. They do not care about the children that died at Newtown. They do not care about the truly mentally ill. They do not care about your private property rights. They do not care about the Constitution. And they certainly don't care about you or your safety.

But they are also very patient, very smart, and very, very well armed.

You should be too. Carry well, carry often, and keep your powder dry. 

strayaway's picture


Obamacare Provision Forbidding Exec Order To Regulate Guns And Ammo - 1/10/13  http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/01/10/gun-advocates-celebrate...



‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.— A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to—

‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully- possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or

‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.?‘‘

(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any in- formation relating to—

‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;

‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or

‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.

‘‘(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.


newengland's picture

I see the latest propaganda sheet is the front page of 'Time' magazine, with a picture of Biden, Bloomberg and Gifford with the title 'Gun Fighters', like they are an heroic trio, instead of new faces for old Nazi fascism. Remember: the Nazis disarmed the people before slaugtering the jews, socialists, communists...anyone who questioned Hitler and his big bank backers in Europe, UK and the U.S.

 These 'gun fighters' wage endless war abroad, allow rampant drugs at home, both legal and illegal. Gun crime has risen with drug use, both legal and illegal.

Most gun owners are law abiding, taxpaying, hardworking citizens.

These hypocritical 'gun fighters' enjoy armed guards for themselves and their families, with Obama only this past week giving all of Congress lifelong armed guards.
These 'gun fighters' are behaving like fascists: taking eveything from everyone, and shamelessly saying it is for the good of 'everyone', while facts state otherwise.

Everywhere and in every time, fascists disarm the people before enslaving and abusing them, leaving them defenceless. Hitler did that. So did Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Mussoline...and Blair in Britain.

Beware of the new world order Trilateral Commission pets in CONgress who gift themselves every right and protection...and train their guns on the citizens who pay for them.

newengland's picture


If you ever wondered why the Nazis and fascists gained control, then you are witnessing how they did it - little by little, with no great one shock, but small moves wrapped in nicey words, whereby they could label any dissent as 'extremist', and charm the people into submission.

See how the USA is moving toward fascism and the Nazis agenda, here:


Remember that Mr Mayer was an American of jewish descent who interviewed ordinary Germans about their personal experience, how they witnessed creeping fascism, without realising where it would lead to their enslavement, and world war.

CoolBeans's picture


Barack Insane O'Bomber is not our lord, not our master, not our king - and is barely a president.  This insane dictator needs removal from office.


Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Looks like people need to get a crackin and start developing new types of projectile weapons. All actions have unintended consequences. Unless every "liberty loving" individual's brains have been neutered necessity will drive the next evolution. Foward!

CoolBeans's picture

Here you go: Nail Gun Weapon: My pic won't post here - see link, scroll down to this awesome "tool"     




CoolBeans's picture

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

WTF?  I'm pretty sure the Centers for DISEASE CONTROL need to focus on disease.  Mental health? Okay, that's good.  Guns have nothing to do with disease --  They are inanimate objects.

The CDC needs to focus on things like C-A-N-C-E-R...now there is a killer.

Cathartes Aura's picture

I'd encourage you to do some research on the see dee see, it may not be exactly what you believe it to be. . .

CoolBeans's picture

+100.  More research for me.  I've read some scary crap but sounds like I need to jump down another evil gov rabbit hole.  

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

One last thought concerning the 2nd amendment, it states "right to bear arms", not the right to bear guns, flamethrowers, broken whiskey bottles but arms. Guns are only a subset of arms. It doesn't state the type or capacity of said arms. It is probably something that should be pursued in the courts for clarification. If for arguements sake it makes its way to the SCOTUS and we get a clear kangaroo court ruling you know it is game over and time for the real fun to start.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

I think we are going to start seeing more of the homebrew variety of weapons from here on in. Go long on 3D printers and lathes.

CoolBeans's picture

Sign the petition for gun-free zones (whitehouse.gov/petitions) for the hypocritcal elite.  If its supposed to be good enough for us....

While you're there, maybe you'll want to sign the one to force Congress to be enrolled in Obumber Care -- just like everyone else.

I know it won't matter -- but it makes me feel better to spout off, sign petitions and post opinions.

Cheduba's picture

"14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."

Notice how this is worded - gun violence is being studied by a disease control agency, so gun ownership is subconsciously being associated with a disease.

And because the CDC was perfectly accurate about what a terrible a threat the swine flu was...


(Noticed the above post after I had posted)

TeMpTeK's picture

Presidential Executive orders are toothless suggestions with no effect of law in anyone of the 50 states...Zerohedge should be mocking this hyperbole not ligitimizing this nonsense!

AwkwardReader's picture

I'm not a big fan of Obammy but these Executive Orders don't seem like a big deal. More lip service than anything.


ebworthen's picture

Sieg Heil!

All hail Ze Fuhrer Obama and his SS minions!

All Hail Caesar!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upWAaNonzc4

geekgrrl's picture

There was a comment upthread that suggested (or wished that) someone yell "Liar" when Obama takes the oath of office at the point where he promises to defend and protect the Constitution. My thought when I read that post was Sieg Heil! is what they should all say. It would be the truth. Hail Victory. We have defeated the people and are now their masters. We rule by executive fiat, what we say is the law!

Yen Cross's picture

 R U  fucking kiding me?