Obama’s 23 New Executive Orders on Gun Control

Here are the 23 Executive Orders on gun control that President Obama signed yesterday. You can find a complete list of all of President Obama’s Executive Orders here.

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.

  • http://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com neenergyobserver

    I have to admit that I find it humorous that it takes an executive order to get the President to nominate an ATF (or more correctly BATFE) director.

    Apparently the left hand has to tell the right hand what to do. :-)

    • latinatech

      The Director of the ATF was removed in the Homeland Security Act signed into law by Pres Bush in 2002.

  • Shauna

    Why do we need MORE government (the ATF director)? Many of these “orders” are already in practice, some create yet MORE federal government spending, and others seem to put some of us on a roll which, much like social security numbers, will likely be used for more things than it was originally intended.

  • Bill S

    I don’t see a ban on assault weapons. Is that no longer on the table?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Bill, they are going to try to do that by statute.

      • Sus

        I wonder about the ban. Will they somehow grandfather the assault weapons that are already owned legally?

        • Dave

          That’s probably why people are buying up guns like crazy right now, because of that possibility. One gun store apparently had a picture of President Obama up, with a caption of “Salesman of The Month.” Nothing like the prospect of having something be never available again to increase sales.

  • SteveP

    I was hoping there would be an acknowledgment that doors made of glass are not secure even if they lock. How about shifting a fraction of the Defense budget to the physical security of schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education?

    This list is very disappointing. I am not sure what political advantage is gained by whom.

  • Peg

    Oh my is that what an executive order looks like? They read like a notes to self chore list. So behind these amateur seeming scribbles is real authoritative power? Really?

  • Peg

    Thanks Sus

    I goofed and thought the headings were the orders…wow. I couldn’t even get through how many Obama had… And how detailed….can’t wait to go through the history of these…think I am getting to old to see on my little iPod…thanks for the link!


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