So, what exactly just happened?

Shadow8088

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Sounds like it's all just strong suggestions to congress... nothing really all that major... granted, i missed most of it... oh, and the use of children as props makes me sick..
 

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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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None of them are exactly earth shattering.

Good, now lets work on those congress critters. HIT EM HARD AND OFTEN WITH MAIL WITH YOUR OPINION!
 

Kirk Freeman

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The devil is in the details.

With the feds, there is policy and then here is implementation.

Send a check to NRA-ILA. Rally friends and family to the cause, and then buckle your chinstrap.
 

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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.



Number 12 is all they need. :dunno:
 

Avec

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wow, much ado about nothing. Basically, better database for background checks and enforce existing laws.
 

Shadow8088

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I'm actually okay with most of it.. a lot of it is purely symbolic... gotta calm the frenzied populace that the media has whipped into a firestorm.. the "assault weapon" ban is not something i'd like to see go in, and the changing of the HIPA law.. yeah.. no.. I'm actually quite okay with the universal background check.. provided they open a way for regular people (see: gun show loophole) to access the NICS when selling a firearm.

okay.. i've got my big boy pants on.. flame away.
 

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I hate to say "I told you...." OK, Can't lie. I don't mind it a bit.

I said that an Executive Order cannot make law, cannot make a crime and cannot regulate in an area Congress governs....but the panicky people wouldn't hear of it.
 

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I hate to say "I told you...." OK, Can't lie. I don't mind it a bit.

I said that an Executive Order cannot make law, cannot make a crime and cannot regulate in an area Congress governs....but the panicky people wouldn't hear of it.

Why take anything for granted where the government is concerned?

Government exists to serve the people, not the other way around.
 

N8RV

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What just happened is a continuation of the current panic. We still won't be able to buy cheap ammo, reloading supplies or extra mags. :xmad:
 

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I'm actually okay with most of it.. a lot of it is purely symbolic... gotta calm the frenzied populace that the media has whipped into a firestorm.. the "assault weapon" ban is not something i'd like to see go in, and the changing of the HIPA law.. yeah.. no.. I'm actually quite okay with the universal background check.. provided they open a way for regular people (see: gun show loophole) to access the NICS when selling a firearm.

okay.. i've got my big boy pants on.. flame away.

Along this same line of questioning, (Im not sure how the logistics of this would work, but) would it possible for Gun Show venues to have staff set up in areas that would have the equipment (and run it) for private sales transactions that occur at a show?
 
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