Obama's Executive Action: 23 New Directives With The Stroke Of A Pen

On Wednesday Barack Obama implemented these twenty three actions by Executive Action:

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 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (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 Department of Justice 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 healthcare 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 Affordable Care Act exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental-health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

Now don't you feel safer? more secure? more American? just a tad warm and fuzzy inside? I didn't think so.

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  • Martin MacCraigins

    Harlem Popov, a Christian pastor and the author of, "Tortured for His Faith", spoke at a special assembly of Christian churches said, "In 1946, when the govt of Hungary couldn't control the crime three weeks after implementing gun confiscation, they asked neighboring Russia for help. Russia responded with T-34 tanks and troops who quickly defeated Hungarian forces, and wiped out civilians without any resistance in less than one month. Then I and many pastors were arrested and sent to Gulag camps. Many of my friends died from starvation and torture. It was God Who saved me through the Swiss embassy and America after being interned for 14 years. Give up you guns, and you will lose all your freedom" (Harlem Popov, speaking in 1972 at Christian Liberty Academy, Broofield, Wisconsin).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516859771 John Sweet

    and no mention of the $500 million dollar price tag for all of this or where it is going to come from

  • Disgusted!

    Hey Howard that has already been done and it was discovered that he is not from here however nobody is holding him accountable for it as usual!

  • Disgusted!

    The cheesy sourounding of children is what you can expect from a con-artist. Thanks for being so predictable at least!

  • J J

    If their mental health objectives are as successful as Obamacare, America is still in - no, in more trouble. These executive orders seem like just reminders / a grocery list of things Obama wants to do. Are these laws now that he has signed them???

    Obama needs to go about his business in a lawful manner thru Congress. He needs to stop ignoring Congress and then blaming them for the problems he has himself caused. He needs to stop being divisive in his demeanor and behavior. Many of these executive orders are extremely vague and being left up to some Democrat's interruption - that by itself is a mistake. All of these executive orders.....you have probably signed more executive orders than Congress has actually passed and that should be a crime.

    We have 4 more years of this man to put up with and at this rate, America won't exist - period!! Man up, Obama, take responsibility, let America do what it used to do best.

  • bobwhite4

    I think the Republicans in congress are either being threatened for
    their lives & families lives by the Chicago democrats & barack
    hussein obama or they agree with the snake barack hussein obama'
    communist plans for a non free USA, if they didn't they would already
    have made an attempt to impeach this half American & half Kenyan non
    potus. He doesn't even come close to being a citizen of the USA. Surely
    there are some of them that want to keep USA free.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Deming/100001302481307 Lynda Deming

      I agree with your thoughts on threats coming from the akaObama-Soros cabal, but I know longer consider it a viable excuse to allow this illegal, ineligible, foreign-born, communist, usurping poe to continue his destruction of America. They have the
      money to band together and get their families to safe compounds. Then hold a huge press conference exposing the threats against them for the entire world to see.
      Ask American patriots to assist them in managing the chaos about to ensue. Report the facts and expose akaObama as illegally holding his current post and APOLOGIZE to the American people for their part in the fraud. Call him domestic enemy #1 and have honest military men waiting in the wings to march into the WH, arrest and remove the usurper, along with his entire staff and cabinet. Every one of them should then be charged with treason or espionage and dealt with accordingly.

      I don’t care what happens after that … nothing could be worse than what we are currently witnessing as we sit here wringing our hands and exclaiming, “oh my!” Let the Odinga style riots begin! I believe that there are enough American patriots, preppers, former military members and oath keepers to rise to the occasion and smack down the rioting commies and minorities. We can deal with the treasonous members of the government after we clean up the streets. We either save America now, or watch in horror at the continued destruction of the once great country we know and love.

  • vietnamvet1971

    Yep, The "Little Dictator" and his Mighty Pen strikes against our Freedoms again and Struts around in his Smug attitude shows his Contempt for America & the Real Americans. We will not Bow down to this Ignorant Fraud UNAMERICAN Muslim.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Deming/100001302481307 Lynda Deming

      Of course we will bow down to the moslem fraud just as we have for the past four+ years. Why would you think anything different?

  • R . Walk

    Why have we not change the laws and punishment for those who commit gun violence? It should be an automatic death sentence and carried out for criminals who kill using any weapon declared illegal. Our prisons have thousands already convicted of such crimes sitting on death row costing millions to tax payers. Our judicial system needs to be changed to stop protecting these criminals. America needs to have a deterrent and a swift punishment to anyone that use a gun to kill innocent people.

  • Doc

    If your doctor asks you about firearms in your home, you still are not required by law to answer. Whether you tell the truth or lie is up to you.

  • agbjr

    Obama's 'wish list' is missing one item: the legal authority to issue such 'memorandums' to United States Citizens. Well, here is MY memorandum based solely upon the Constitution. To the States: nullify. To the House of Representatives: impeach. Nothing more to discuss.

  • don

    uunless i have a bullet hole in me a doctor has no bussinse in my affairs an nor will i alowe him to have. will not treation him with harm but he will have a diffrence out look on life

  • Janey

    Half the government are on antidepressants and have Federal clearances. The reason is, they are not a threat to anyone. Is this going to be used to black list people from owning guns? The funny thing is, Obama wouldn't even qualify for even a menial job with his phoney SSN. He can't get approved through e-verify!

  • http://www.facebook.com/howard.grant.90 Howard Grant

    A back ground check should be done on Comrade Obama.

  • Ron G

    The first one should be an extensive background check for individuals running for president. The rest of it sounds like more obamacare. (Or as I call it, obamadon't care.

  • Bill Safford

    Let's see.

    #1 - On the surface sounds good. A number of agencies refuse to share information. If CIA and FBI and Immigration had shared data 9-11 might not have happened.
    #2 - Sounds good. However, sticky grounds with non-objectiveness of liberal doctors.
    #3 - See number 1. They are supposed to share, but each wants it's own little kingdom.
    #4 - How about checking Public Law 90-618? It lists those not allowed already.
    #5 - Only takes 15 minutes to do an NCIC
    #6 - Dealers already do NCICs for gun sales.
    #7 - Check with the NRA. Eddie Eagle is available and has been for years.
    #8 - Stupid - standards are there, people just ignore using the locks.
    #9 - Might return stolen guns to their owners, but many places just destroy the guns.
    #10 - Won't do that - it would undermine their political position.
    #11 - Dump Holder and get a lawman in the Justice job instead of a political lawyer.
    #12 -Sounds good.
    #13 - This means what???????
    #14 - How about reading "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott? It's already been done.
    #15 - Gun manufacturers already do this.
    #16 - Doesn't require it either - so just bugger off.
    #17 - Gonna make Priests violate the confessional too?
    #18 - Just ask retired cops/military to volunteer one day a month for armed perimeter patrol at local school?
    #19 - Local responsibility, not the president's.
    #20 - 22 - 23 - Again, this will do what????

  • conner2222

    Obama & his cronies are so full of crap.

  • retiredmillwright

    I notice Obama let the violet movie and video makers skate away. They are big donors of Obama. .A lot of kids play violent videos every day, They while playing these video games shoot thousands of people quickly as they appear on the video screens. They are being mentally programed for violence by this. Leading up to the Vietnam war military found that a lot of soldiers were not shooting their rifles at the enemy. so they started the pop up target shooting ranges. Targets shaped like people popped out of the ground at various ranges and had to be shot quickly and hit to pass this course. The young soldiers shot thousands of rounds, myself included and became very good at quickly shooting. This mentally trained the soldiers. The Army were very happy with this training because after being mentally conditioned like this everyone was shooing at the enemy quickly. I believe these violet videos mentally conditions kids to violence much like the mental conditioning the military used.

    • freedomgirl

      So he is intentionally preparing himself his own little soldiers, being taught by public education to protect the enviroment and not the people in adulthood.
      Sounds familiar.
      A dictator, feeding the minds of children with the intent of control.
      Who would of thunk it!
      O'Heil O'Hitler... Oh, Bummer!!!

    • don

      thats where it all starts an been going on a while.the marxis play book obama follows its ever rule.

    • freedomgirl

      I wish I would of saved a clip I viewed of BHO, before he got elected in '08 of a speach he spewed.
      Literally, to the word, he repeated one of Hitlers speaches.
      And the crowd roared in praise.
      Look at the outcome of that now... :-(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-W-SMith/511452993 Joshua W. SMith

      If the mental conditioning of violent video games is so effective, then why is that not a requirement in the training of our soldiers? Are you suggesting that our soldiers play video games in order to be prepared for actual combat? These questions are rhetorical of course. The point is, that you have no idea how many people on this planet play "violent" video games. And you have no idea what the percentage of those gamers go out and commit mass shootings. So why does your opinion carry weight in the argument over video game violence?

    • retiredmillwright

      The army does a lot of training using videos. you strike me as someone who hates anything not liberal. Would you ever serve in the military? It would help straiten your brain out if you would. I will bet you if it could be counted every mass shooter in modern history played violent video games. It would be 100 percent.

    • Cecil M

      Silly. 100% of shooters also ate white bread were born of a mother and breathed air... That is correlation, not causation.
      The interesting statistic is how many video-game players did NOT run out and commit crimes.
      What does this prove? Nothing.
      The big question is what causes a young gamer to blur fantasy and reality so that he shoots real people with a real gun. Drugs? That sounds quite likely, knowing how drugs affect people.

  • Stumper24

    He moved plenty of control over guns to the Bureaucrats...Don't we all feel better knowing an unelected person will be interpreting these EOs that have such big holes on them a tank could hide there.

  • Jersey Oathkeeper

    "Full of sound and fury..."