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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Oquities's picture

no requirement for private sales or gun shows in this list.

Ace Ventura's picture

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

Cleverly worded, very casual in its nonchalant tyranny. Appears to make the assumption private sales WILL be recorded, without saying so directly. I'm with ZeroHead on this one. Artfully worded in a fashion that gets us to put our guard down because the words 'We're gonna take yer guns' aren't physically seen in this list. Yet, the groundwork is being laid to enable that exact ACTION in the future.

ultraticum's picture

Release a letter . . . launch a national dialogue . . . issue a Presidential Memorandum . . . . publish a letter . . . . propose rule making.  I guess we can be thankful the flip side of the luciferian's megalomaniacal tendencies is his sheer incompetence.

bob_stl's picture

The Executive Order would have been released already, buth they're having trouble coming up with a patriotic sounding acronym for it.

PGR88's picture

The Soviets developed the concept of "punitive psychiatry" - the Left has never fell out of love with the idea.

jomama's picture

i guess the pundits were right, ZH has really crossed over into right-wing nutjob territory. 

at least the comments section has.

one of the greatest things about ZH is(was) the high percentage of readers that don't fall for the false left vs. right paradigm.

Cathartes Aura's picture

there are still a few of us who don't subscribe to the shouty radio dudes, but they definitely have staked a claim here and are determined to MAKE THEMSELVES HEARD.



Say What Again's picture


Here's one more to add to the list.

Amendment A1: Get rid of central bank manipulation. 

I can think of a number of people that will feel a bit less "crazy!"

Quinvarius's picture

I guess when he puts someone in charge of the ATF, Fast and Furious investigation of people who sold weapons to criminals can begin. 

linrom's picture

The list must have been made up by some Congressional Republican staffers(probably MBA interns, borrowed from NRA)

Sandmann's picture

What about the Ban on ATF supplies of Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels ?

Missiondweller's picture

Shhhhhhhhh! This was meant to distract the sheeple from that along with the arms given to terrorist groups in Benghazi. Whhhheeeww! That sure blew up in our face. Luckily we have the media completely under our control!

Richard Head's picture

These 23 executive orders will apply to all 57 states.  Allah akbar!

Blano's picture

Is anybody going to apply #9 to Fast & Furious? 

Super Broccoli's picture

well so there is no ban ?

lolmao500's picture

He'll try with bills and if he doesn't succeed, just you wait, more EOs are coming.

Ghordius's picture

of course not. too big a biz for that. but it was fun and a lot of legal drugs had to be bought against all the blood pressure issues this debate caused. add up some additional money spent on campaigning and the additional expenses for all this "mitigating" stuff and you have...

a win-win-win-win-win-win-win solution

viahj's picture

tyranny never shrinks.  power is never relinquished.  be ever vigilant against both. 

kralizec's picture

Fuck him!

That's what everybody has to tell this wannabe dictator prick...FUCK YOU!

IamtheREALmario's picture

It is very sad that Obama thinks access to health care should be contingent on giving up one's right to privacy. This is also a very slippery slope since government agencies and their industry tools are labeling virtually every human condition a mental health defect.

I COMPLETLEY disagree that one's second amendment rights should be contingent on a government assessment of mental health. It is clear that the government wants to equate gun ownership with a mental health defect, which would then automatically disallow gun owners to own guns.

It is also clear that the highest percentage of sociopaths and psychopaths are employed by the government (and no, I do not believe that the majority of government workers are sociopaths or psychopaths) and so if the government wants to disarm them as a sign of good faith, then I am all for it. I would consider a brainwashed individual to have a mental health defect, wouldn't you? Since the armed forces brain wash all of their participants are part of their basic training this should disqualify the armed forces from carrying arms.

IamtheREALmario's picture

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.

The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology.

Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn't enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The hospital delivered about 200 babies each year since restarting its obstetrics program in 2005.

Officials aren't sure how many jobs will be lost.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20603065/southwestern-pa-hospital-to-stop-baby-deliveries#ixzz2IA0YlgJI

The good news is that this will decreas the amount of toxic vaccines that the hospitals are putting into helpless infants. If this turns into a trend then I envision an underground, cash based medical industry starting up and becoming very healthy. It will also increase the number of practicing midwives.


MachoMan's picture

Yep.  Expect more of it.  The indebtedness of most institutions causes them to revamp to where uncle sugar's spigot lands.  There is no choice...  we gots bills to pays.

I know of a few surgeons (e.g. heart) who moved to general surgery and other matters because of cuts to pay...  it simply creates very perverse risk:reward incentives...  which leads to doing the much easier job for only slightly less money... 

Cathartes Aura's picture


having a baby naturally, at home where possible, with minimal pharma intervention (if at all), might help reverse the creepy dependence on white coats that more than half the world does without, daily.

the high priests of medicine are pill pushers, test prescribers, and unnecessary surgery revenue hounds - f 'em.

lolmao500's picture

"This is the land of the Free and it always will be." - Obama


glenlloyd's picture

What's listed sounds basically toothless....but this is not probably the final wording of what he would like to do. Nor does it say how those 'empowered' will accomplish anything.

There's nothing here that would have prevented what happened at Sandy Hook. How would reduced capacity magazines have stopped any of the carnage? The evidence from the last high cap mag legislation suggested it made absolutely no difference.

All this seems basically non-threatening now, but I would guess that this is not the first time the govt needs to 'do something' because of this issue.

Quinvarius's picture

And not a single one of these, except paying to put hired guns in schools, would have stopped the shooting. 

stant's picture

whew !!! no civil war 2. my mags dont ship until may. but i was good anyway

otto skorzeny's picture

we should have known it wouldn't be about jack shit when he put Biden in charge of it

Missiondweller's picture

So this isn't a "big fuckin deal"????

Moe Howard's picture

Isn't Biden considered mentally defective due to two brain aneurysms and surgeries? 


I hope they don't let him have a gun, after hearing how he shoots his mouth off.

A Lunatic's picture

Strange........I don't see a moratorium on Eric Holder running guns along the Mexican border................

rlouis's picture

This is just the table of contents - the entire volume of regulations will cover 23,000 pages.

HD's picture

Pelosi- GREAT! Lets pass it to see what in it!

HD's picture

Patient: Doctor I'm here for my annual physical.

Doctor: Great. How many guns you have at home?

Patient: What? What does...

Doctor:  Open wide, say "Aahhh". So, you got a lot of hand guns? Thinking about shooting some cops huh?

Patient: No, of course not - what the hell are you...

Doctor: Bend over. (doctor digging around needlessly) So, all the illegal assault rifles you have stored away - those for an attempted takeover of the government? You know I'm REQUIRED to report all this...

trav777's picture

why would they do this?  doctors have addresses and houses and they walk to and from their cars in the parking garage every day...this point won't be lost on them.  It's only lost on those who have swat teams guarding them.

HD's picture

Doctors are afraid to tell fat people they are fat. I wish that was a joke but it isn't. Somehow I doubt they will be quizzing people about their guns...

thedrickster's picture

The average GP, perhaps.

The public health commissars on the other hand, are some of the most vile collectivists in the world. Disarmament is part of the commissars' religion, they will be motivated and will act. Like with vaccines, the GPs will implement the will of the public health establishment, they will do what the AMA tells them to do as their malpractice insurance depends on it.

Dr. Engali's picture

The only way they can track private sales is with a national registry, and that's really the ultimate goal for a leap in disarmament.

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lolmao500's picture

All you tards saying this is to stop a new Sandy Hook shooting GET REAL. It's about TAKING YOUR GUNS.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

# 16 Obamacare allowing doctors to ask patients about guns they have in there homes...???!!!

Why on earth would doctors need to know? So we can sue the doctor for failing to ask....? Can I have some of what they smoking and drinking...please!

youngman's picture

Because when Obamacare is in full force all the Doctors will be working for Obama..paid by him...so you will get bonus points if you turn in mental illness reports on gun owners....see how easy that was......he has a gun...he is mentally ill....go get the guns now

Praetorian Guard's picture

Yes!!! Doctors are now required to ask certain questions and they are being forwarded to the National Health Care Database. A family member is a hospital admin and was telling me the other day that ALL records currently in systems and in paper files are being uploaded to this database, and it requires all practices to do it. If you don't the govt will not pay the practice for medicare, etc. Even health insurance companies are pushing practices to do this, or threatening NOT to pay. LIE your ass off when you go. Do you smoke, tell them no! Do you drink, tell them NO!!! Only go when absolutely required... its BS to the Nth degree...

Husk-Erzulie's picture

Doctors will be the first to go Galt.  This is a huge fail for Obongwater.  Even his most ardent supporters will now begin to suspect the truth... he really is a lazy feckless mouth breather.  Administration should never have touched this issue with a ten foot pole, but they did.  No good way out (again).

Falconsixone's picture

That's where #22 comes in....anyone who feels the need to own a gun is insane in the membrain.

Pairadimes's picture

Or, if efficacy was the goal, he could have replaced this list of Bullshit Bingo words with a decision to make gun free zones illegal.

youngman's picture

43 Americans are being held hostage in Algeria.....I hope they are disarmed....no guns....no defence...I can´t wait until Obama sends Club Pink in to save them....no SEALS....no no no...Club Pink

americanspirit's picture

I'll be going onto the White House petition site shortly to initiate a petition asking the President to issue an executive order that every Federal and State employee who is authorized to carry a gun undergo an independent, non-governmental mental health screening annually. I've known a number of Feds who were clearly mentally ill - I'm thinking especially of an ATF agent who lived next door to me for a couple of years.