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listed below are the 23 initiatives that were signed into law today.

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions
Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:
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.

How quickly we forget the "Fast and Furious" debacle that was convienently no mentioned.... However as I look at this it is a list of ambiguous actions written to portray the administration as acting on a large scale. although there are a couple of decent actionable items, most of it is whitewash. Furhtermore, a good deal of these items are not cut and dried. This will result in different interpretations and in some cases; agrevious invasion of privacy.

"However, good intentions do not necessarily make good laws, so as we investigate the causes and search for solutions, we must ensure that any proposed solutions will actually be meaningful in preventing the taking of innocent life and that they do not trample on the rights of law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutionally-guaranteed rights,"


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up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 14:32 PM

I am reading this wrong or are they advocating digging into not only having access to your mental health history but your medical one as well? So they will suspend HIPAA when it convenient for the government to do so?

up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 14:33 PM

Am being redundant lor a BW by asking who is going to pay for all of this?

golfnut31316 commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:23 PM

You know who is going to pay for all this.

HMJC commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:47 PM

One thing that I believe we all concur with is the tragic loss of life due to gun violence in the last six months. However, I still allude to people committed these crimes. Granted the weapons were part of the equasion but cannot be solely regarded as the main reason for the occurance. As I previously stated, the list contains many opportunities to infinge on privacy without needing much latitude to do so. The violence in our country is a result of our current society's lack of moral compass. This coupled with the desensitivity to violence. Lastly, we have forgot that we have duty to be our brothers keeper. As with many problems in our country, we have a huge stake if any real change is going to happen

HMJC commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:26 PM

One of my huge concerns is granting my doctor the ability to ask if I have firearms in my home while treating my sore throat. This has the potential to be sorely abused. Consider the fact that the way doctors will report this will directly coorelate to their own beliefs. Scary stuff folks

up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 20:13 PM

And what would be the penalty if you said "no"?

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 21:11 PM

The 4.5 billion wasted on this could have been used to hire retired policeman and sheriffs to protect the schools of the innocents and reducing disaster to a minimum. This only exacerbates the problem!

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 07:30 AM

"The violence in our country is a result of our current society's lack of moral compass."

That one sentence pretty much covers the reality of where we are at this point in time.

These executive orders will further allow the breakdown of the order in which our government was intended to function.

Huge sums of money will be wasted by these executive orders.

We will lose more of our rights in the process.

You cannot legislate morality.

You can legislate immorality.

America's moral slide continues in decline.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 14:32 PM
HMJC commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 15:20 PM

Jimmy, little harsh even for you...However, like it or not or whatever you call it. "We the People" are the root of the gun violence. Saying morality is a part of the issue is a true statement. with that said,being a member of a church does not make you morale... as all of us have seen differntly at one time or another. My version of the good old days is our fellow man actually being part of the human condition and at times being our brothers keeper. A tirade of new laws is not going to fix the violence. Until we as a country start policing ourselves there will not be much of change. You can take all of the guns in the world away however, you can't take crazy away; they will just find another vehicle for which to commit their despicable acts.

mountain commented on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 16:08 PM

24. Starting with Obama, all ex-presidents and their spouse will have secret service protection for life instead of the normal 10 years.

Fannie73 commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

JimmyMack said:

"Now THAT, HMJC, is HARSH. Pure good ole day passing judgement hatefilled harshness."

It's what they do, JM.

HMJC commented on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 13:03 PM

JM,please don't construe my comments as personal. If they were received as such that was not my intent. Just trying to stay objective in relation to the blog topic. I have never had the illusion that all will concur with my opinion. I do enjoy objective dialouge minus personal attacks. Thanks

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