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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Go Tribe's picture

If only there were locks on that AR, Sandy Hook never would have happened.



fourchan's picture

and not one worh about the pill mill super pharms anti psyco meds creating these psycokillers.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

It's almost as if they want these events to continue. Setting the stage for more lethality by disarming the public. At what point do people say enough?

Miffed :-)

ToNYC's picture

O'Choooma can stop guns in Mexico by remapping the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (John Mitchell, ex USAG and always Felon who served 19 months in Maxwell Air Force base after helping Watergate along and important similar stuff like inventing Moral Obligation revenue muni bonds) and returning medicine to the MDs who know about those things. Government officials all swear on the Bible but Mitchell and Nixon's work swears at Genesis 1:29 where God granted humans the right to what grows on Earth. Unalienable, thanks.

Mitchell knew power and contol, but that didn't work out to well as well for him and his partner-in-crime Richard Milhous Nixon, the father of the cash cow called nNatural Drug prohibition,  or war on some drugs (Nature's), for benefit of the corporate state.

sessinpo's picture

Asking liberals or progressives for anything is like shitting in your bowl of soup.

trav777's picture

23 lines of...absolutely NOTHING.

On #10, what is this, the Fast n Furious pilot?

Zer0head's picture

you're wrong man, these exec orders just deputized half the friggin country, which combined with the prop campaign that it also authorizes, the electronic disabling devices that will be part of all new weapons -- no this is Everything yet done in such a way that it won't elicit and AlexJonsian 1776 response - subtle and insidious

knukles's picture

Try #16...  Herr Docktor:  Doest thou ownest guns?  Don't lie to me.  Why am I prescribing psychoactive drugs for you?  Why are you lying to me?  To the nut house and gun prision, peasant. Sick peasant

FEDbuster's picture

Most of this crap is already in place.  The doctors now are forced to ask a bunch of bullshit questions about guns, drugs, etc...  "Just say NO."  Never talk about depression, killing yourself, etc... they have to report you to the authorities.  Conversations with your doctors are no longer protected private information.  STFU.

Pharming's picture

Your doctor will provide information about your gun habits...to make sure you are safe at home.  Then highlight your name in the electronic chart we are all using that can be accessed all over the nation that you are a gun owner.  Then put you on antidepressants or anxiolytics to control your paranoia that you need to protect yourself, then take your gun away because you are on so many psychotropic drugs.  Oh...by the way...if anyone else in your home is on antidepressants....hmmmm that makes 99% of all of our wives, then your guns will be taken away...we don't want her to go off and shoot you.

Signed...a Pharmacist...me.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot's picture

That's why all this talk about mental health is so dangerous. Eventually, anyone who disagrees with them will be labeled mentally unstable and placed on a "no buy" list. It's already happening - look at the way Obama framed the debate - if you disagree with my "common sense" proposal, then you must either be crazy, hate children, or not be a "responsible" gun owner.

Captain Kink's picture

...if you disagree with my "common sense" proposal, then you must either be crazy, hate children, or not be a "responsible" gun owner.

Or, gasp, you are clearly a domestic terrorist. 

When did this happen?  When did defending the Constitution make one a terrorist?

willwork4food's picture

Right after 911.They created Homeland Security with official rules for every cop & every America-lovin patriot to be on the watch for.

One was carrying a constitution pamphlet in your car. Another was questioning the official 911 report.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Exactly.  The Soviets institutionalized opponents.   Drugged em.  Cut em up.  Messed with them.

You see, communism could not be wrong and the neither could be the party.

geekgrrl's picture

Absolutely. There's a long history of "authorities" (especially fascists) calling dissent mental illness.

Pharming's picture

PapaSmurf that's what they used to call my dad when he was alive!  Are you back from the dead?  :)

It must be you.  How did you know I have a truck?

A Lunatic's picture

Actually your doctor might be sympathetic to your cause, maybe even a member of the local rod and gun club. It will be a Federal doctor, licensed under ObamaCare, who will do the mental health screening. Of course due to the rural nature of your particular health facility he can only be present on Mondays and Thursdays........once a month; unless something more important comes up. Watch and see..............

Cathartes Aura's picture

just relearn your reality - "your doctor" was never, "THEIR doctor" is becoming even more apparent.

the doctors don't work for "you" they work for a system that USES "you" - a big ole cradle (C-section EZ brith - on the doctor's schedule, not the body/baby) to grave, and in between you're experimented on with vaccines, fluoridated water, GMO corporate fudstuffs, and pharma to manage the symptoms so that you can continue to wage-slave & be taxed until the last drop is squeezzzed, then they rob your family for the disposal fees.

not YOUR doctors.

and if "99%" of your wives are on anti-depressants - you might want to start THERE to fix your lives, because that's really fucked up.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Finally I'm in the 1%. Unfortunately not the category I had hoped. Seriously as a pharmacist I truly hope you were jesting. Have we women become willing pill popping zombies, stepford wives? I know antidepressants are off the scale in Utah.

Miffed :-)

RockyRacoon's picture

I'll go ahead and apologize for reading "milfed" in error.  Now that that's out of the way...

What about LEOs who are on said meds?   Hmmm.  There are quite a few of them you know.

What now?

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Have I said something to offend you Rocky?


RockyRacoon's picture

Most certainly not.  I'm not good with names....

The question was a sincere one.  What is to be done about LEOs who are on certain meds?  I know of some and wondered.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Rocky, I believe youask a legitimate question and being a microbiologist I have no professional or scientific response. I nor any of my family have taken antidepressants, however I have had numerous unpleasant experiences with those who have, personally as well as professionally. A work associate who was trying to wean herself off meds became extremely erratic and was a danger to patients. We could not fire her BECAUSE she was on meds. It was insane. We just prayed she wouldn't harm a patient and waited for a chance to fire her for an alternative cause. Kind of like getting Al Capone on tax evasion. I've known a few people who were on these meds and I had eventually eliminated the relationship because they were so moody and volatile. The key fact was they didn't know they were even being that way! They were so incredulous when I didn't want to be with them anymore. There is some kind of strange disassociation between their reality and true reality. I cannot adequately describe it, I'm sure a psychiatrist would do better. If what I'm saying is not just anecdotal but a true result of antidepressants then what you ask about law enforcement being on meds is legitimate. In the medical field many professionals do abuse meds, mostly stimulants. I'm sure antidepressants are being used as well. Do you want your thorasic surgeon performing open heart surgery on you when he's taking Zoloft?


Pharming's picture

With regards to the 99% of the wives.  Yes a bit high.  The purpose of this was show that antidepressants are overprescribed just many other psych meds.  It just makes it easier for people to take a pill that will "help" them with the stresses of a very complex and busy society.  Women working, and raising kids, and trying to look pretty, trying to be loving to their husbands even though they don't show the same affection, women who have PMS out of control, etc... the list goes on.  Taking celexa or prozac, levels the mood.  But it deadens the soul.  No ups and downs like we are supposed to be experiencing.  As far as the truly sick population...  I remember my psych rotation at the local VA medical center.  I interviewed PTSD, homeless, sexual deviants, true psychotics that were "functioning" in society.  I remember the guy who said he was on the moon last week...described it in detail...I almost believed him.  :)  The psychiatrists that prescribed the meds all said the same thing.  They truly don't know how some of these meds work, and they don't know what some of these meds do to some.  I remember one a Dr. ****** that said in his Indian accent, when he is adjusting meds on a patient, "It's a little sprinkle of this and a little sprinkle of that...(very clinical) then take them off this and try that..."  It was the complete opposite of a personal feeling, or heartfelt feeling that I took away from that experience.  I truly felt sorry for the patients.  These were people's fathers, sons, daughters...ending up in the system, existing in a real and psychotic state.  I'm on a rant and tangent...I should be medicated...  

If you aren't on meds, God bless you.  Stay off them.  I could go on.  

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Thanks for the reply! What an experience you have shared! I've never taken meds but was offered them several times. I refused. I eventually found a method developed by a cognitive psychologist that got me out of my abyss. My husband and daughter also used it with great results. If you are interested, I will share it with you if you know of anyone who has anger issues(me) or sadness. It does take work, certainly popping pills is easier, but the results are amazing if you put in the effort. It is not for the truly insane or someone who is very clinically depressed. It is based on the theory that the brain is plastic and therefore can be changed or as they say "rewired". After practicing their method, old triggers to anger, unhappiness just fade. Let me know if you are interested.


Agent P's picture

The questions are sometimes amusing...at least considering the circumstances in which they are asked.  When our second child was born, one of the questions my wife had to answer at check in was, "Do you feel safe in your home?".  I was sitting right next to her, which I thought was funny.  When we went in with our third child and they asked the same question, I blurted out "You better say yes!"...my wife thought it was funny, the nurse not so much.


Jonas Parker's picture

"Ask me again how many guns I have, Doc, and I'll shoot you!"

No, probably not a good response. Pass the Prozac please.

ljag's picture

1st ......please take thAt cat piss they call Budweser. 2nd.....You don't need no stinking dr unless u got blood pumping out ur body

lasvegaspersona's picture

As a physician, I can tell you that just like with police and military...there are good and bad....some want to boot lick the government ....some have a healthy fear of it. A lot of doctors can afford guns and for some it is their main hobby. IPSC, IDPA, F class etc. There will be some physcians who will use this to pursue their own anti-gun agenda....avoid them if you can identify them. Most will be good citizens (in the true sense) and will strive to protect liberties while at the same time keep insane people from shooting others.

In Las Vegas a few years ago, I was sitting next to a doctor who had recently been shot by a patient. I said 'how unusual'....he said...'there are 2 other doctors in this room who have also been shot by patients'....true story.

We see a lot of crazy stuff, particulary psychiatrists. Their world is not easy. Few go into the field. I have no issue with trying to keep guns out of the hands of people who do not know what they are doing. I fear that this will become an odious responsibility and the next step it that we will have to 'certify sanity'. Slippery slope.

Pharming's picture

Time to update to DSM-V!  

Raymond K Hessel's picture

Don't forget that the DSM has already classified rebellion in teens as a mental disorder.

Pharming's picture

The number of mental diseases identified in the manual has risen from 100 to 300 in the last 15 years.  That translated to a virtual epidemic of madness sweeping the country. Only a decade ago, psychiatrists said one in 10 Americans had a mental illness.  Now according to the manual, half the population is mentally ill.

Does your 10-year-old dislike doing her homework?  Better get her to the nearest couch because she’s got "Developmental Arithmetic Disorder" (billing code 315.4).  Maybe you’re a teenager who argues with his parents.  Uh-oh.  Better get some medication pronto because you’ve got "Oppositional Defiant Disorder" (billing code 313.8).  And if your wife won’t tell you that she snuck out to the outlet mall last Saturday, then she’s definitely got "Selective Mutism" (billing code 313.2).

Jonas Parker's picture

Mental disease #301 - voted for Obama.

Mental disease #302 - voted for Obama twice.

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

I can believe it. After all 52% voted Obama, 48% voted Romney.  The only sane bastards out there didn't vote.

pods's picture

And we were villified all along the way.


SubjectivObject's picture

Can we get a complete list of these codes?

I'd like to commit myself under the right terms.

rodocostarica's picture

I totally detest the current US government and particulalry the IRS. Am I a nutcase? Whats my billing code?

RockyRacoon's picture
Neurotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, And Other Nonpsychotic Mental Disorders 300-316 >
  • 300 Anxiety, dissociative and somatoform disorders
  • 301 Personality disorders
  • 302 Sexual and gender identity disorders
  • 303 Alcohol dependence syndrome
  • 304 Drug dependence
  • 305 Nondependent abuse of drugs
  • 306 Physiological malfunction arising from mental factors
  • 307 Special symptoms or syndromes not elsewhere classified
  • 308 Acute reaction to stress
  • 309 Adjustment reaction
  • 310 Specific nonpsychotic mental disorders due to brain damage
  • 311 Depressive disorder, not elsewhere classified
  • 312 Disturbance of conduct not elsewhere classified
  • 313 Disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence
  • 314 Hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood
  • 315 Specific delays in development
  • 316 Psychic factors associated with diseases classified elsewhere
thedrickster's picture

ODD: "Actively refuses to comply with majority's requests or consensus-supported rules"

Beware the women in white coats.

Pharming's picture

Oh SHIT.  I didn't know...



DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis Publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 will mark one of the most anticipated events in the mental health field. We thank you for your interest in DSM-5 and hope that you use this Web site not only to learn more about DSM-5, but also about its history, its impact, and its developers. Please continue to check this site frequently for updates and for more information about the development process.





RockyRacoon's picture
Mental Disorders 290-319 >
  • 290-294 Organic Psychotic Conditions
  • 295-299 Other Psychoses
  • 300-316 Neurotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, And Other Nonpsychotic Mental Disorders
  • 317-319 Intellectual Disabilities
trav777's picture

no, they didn't.

this may surprise you but there are VERY serious limits on sharing of info by congressional decree and people routinely frustrate the hell out of anyone trying to do it even within agencies.

Your local doctor probably thinks more like you do than the Feds do.  Wake up.

These guys really ARE the tiny dot.  You have states, local sheriffs, people coming out of the woodwork to say oh yeah I'm not going to enforce this.

You think Arizona is going to enforce a single thing the Feds want when the feds told ICE and CBP to just look the other way at the flood of illegals that AZ was trying to police on its own?

The biggest fear the feds have is that the states that don't contain population centers full of 47% will say GFY to them.  Bc what is Cuomo gonna do, he has NYC; does he think he's going to impose on the rest of the states?  He's gonna tell WY what to do?  I think he'd like to; all of the mob rule 47%ers revel in the fact that they have this electoral power by virtue of their control of a tiny number of counties nationwide.  Just like the ppl in LV can mob up and force ranchers upstate to surrender their water to LV for its use and waste.

But at some point, the rubber hits the road and while the libtards may have numbers, that only works so long as you consent to it.  They've already renounced violence and embraced diversity; they are DOOMED.  Diversity will EAT them and on the other side of the red/blue wall are a lot of people with a lot of guns who don't like them much either.

Just leave the blue counties to their own devices and stop feeding them.

Zer0head's picture

what comes to mind is the Texas trooper stopping those two women and proceedign to insert her arm up their asses,if you think that the militarized police forces in red, blue and green states aren't going to enforce you are in a dreamworld (which was his objective)



and doctors, teachers social workers the nurse at the local emerg all on the lookout - doc afterall is now being paid by the gov needs to tow the line

secret_sam's picture

Yer off-script.  Repeat after me: Red states love and respect their citizens, blue states are collectivist control freak governments.

Cosimo de Medici's picture

What about self-respect and emotional stability?  And what benefits, or lack thereof, in diversity?

Someone raised this in another post the other day:

States with Highest Suicide Rates

1)  Wyoming

2)  Alaska

3)  Montana

4)  Nevada (Okay, Vegas is there and all-on-red doesn't always win)

5)  New Mexico

46)  Illinois

47)  Massachusetts

48)  Maryland

49)  New Jersey

50)  New York

Another year's data barely changes the order, and the highest still come out Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah.  Other lowest states include Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Highest rates of depression are Utah, West Virginia, Kentucky, Rhode Island (I think it's hearing that Prov'dence accent), Nevada, Oklahoma and Idaho.

Oh, and most prescribed Viagra/Cialis is in places like Tulsa, Fort Worth, Waco, Oklahoma City, and Austin.  Least is Boston (dem Micks can always cowboy up, it seems, while the cowboys are such in name only)

This is all apropos of little, except I'll bet not many would have guessed correctly.

Karlus's picture

I think in Texas these troopers got in trouble. In other states, not so much.


Read daily of officers shooting dogs, nothing ever happens to them.

knowless's picture

only properly educated humans are sentient, not murder, carry on.