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Jan 16 - President Barack Obama signs 23 executive actions on gun control
 

 

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January 16th, 2013
12:22 PM ET

Obama announcing gun control proposals
President Barack Obama signs 23 executive actions on gun control, separately asks Congress to pass gun-control laws
Below are the latest updates as they come to us. Also, you can read our full story.
[Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET] The announcement is over, and Obama is signing the 23 executive actions. These orders are in addition to laws that Obama wants Congress to pass. Here, according to the White House, are what the 23 executive actions will do, without congressional approval:

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."

[Updated at 12:17 p.m. ET] Obama says he acknowledges that Americans have certain unalienable rights, but with those rights come responsibilities, and that Americans are "responsible for each other." These rights - including those to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - were denied to victims of high profile shooting such as those at Virginia Tech last decade and the December 14 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Obama called for public pressure on Congress and the gun lobby to push for stronger steps against gun violence, saying "the only way we can change is if the American people demand it."

"Let's do the right thing ... for (shooting victims) and for the country that we love so much. Thank you. I'm going to sign these orders," he said.

[Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET] More details on what Obama said about the 23 executive orders he's poised to sign: The orders, he said, include those that would strengthening background checks on gun sales and expand safety programs in schools.

He hasn't said what all of the 23 orders would do.

[Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET] Obama says he will nominate B. Todd Jones, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as its permanent chief. The agency has lacked a permanent leader for six years.

[Updated at 12:07 p.m. ET] Obama says he will sign 23 executive orders relating to this issue today.

He also will ask Congress to pass laws, including ones that would:

– require universal background checks (background checks on anyone who would buy a gun, whether in stores or at auctions and conventions)

– restore a ban on "military-style a.ssault weapons"

– ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds

– tougher penalties on people who sell guns to people who aren't allowed to have guns


[Updated at 11:59 a.m. ET] President Obama has started to speak, and he's thanking Biden for his work to recommend gun-control steps in the past couple of weeks.

Obama also is acknowledging four children who are sitting being and to the left of his podium. These children were asked to attend the announcement because they wrote letters to Obama after the December 14 shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, school.

The nation should be motivated to keep children such as these from harm, he said. "Their voices should compel us to change," and that's why he asked Biden to come up with recommendations that the country should execute "right now" to curb gun violence, Obama said.

[Updated at 11:56 a.m. ET] "The world has changed and it is demanding action, it is in this context that the president" asked me to come up gun-control recommendations, Biden said.

Some of the recommendations that Biden's task force gave to Obama on Monday include executive orders that the president can make without congressional approval, Biden said.

[Updated at 11:53 a.m. ET] Vice President Joe Biden has begun the event with an acknowledgement of the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, where 20 children and six women were k!lled. "It's been 33 days since (the nation's heart) has been broken" by the Newtown shooting, he said.

He's also addressing the Newtown victims' relatives who are attending the White House announcement.

[Initial post, 11:38 a.m. ET] The moment for President Barack Obama to announce his gun-control proposals is about to arrive.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to unveil – around 11:55 a.m. ET – gun control proposals that, according to a source, will include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on a.ssault weapons, and a ban on gun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds.

This post will have details on Obama's proposals as they are announced. Check this page starting just before noon ET, and refresh often for updates.

The announcement at the White House comes after Biden led a task force to make gun-control proposals, partly in response to a December 14 shooting that k!lled 20 children and six women at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.


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 01-16-2013, 11:39 AM         #2
killya 
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lol guns in the hands of criminals....what about fast and furious? It was funny during the speech when Obama mentioned getting guns out the hands of criminals the Camera panned over to Eric Holder.
 5 years ago '05        #3
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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i thought they were going to take our guns though?
 01-16-2013, 11:45 AM         #4
Silver N Black 
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"Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers."
you gun nut f*gs lause.
 5 years ago '08        #5
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19. "Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education."
The fact that our school never had school shooting drills has always baffled me. Really glad that finally it'll be instituted.
 01-16-2013, 11:52 AM         #6
killya 
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 StateProperty88 said:
i thought they were going to take our guns though?
thats up to congress. He realized he didnt have enough power to do that.
 5 years ago '08        #7
Lot17 24 heat pts24
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Congress will probably do it



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 5 years ago '05        #8
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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 killya said:
thats up to congress. He realized he didnt have enough power to do that.
i doubt he ever thought he did have the power, there's only a certain group of people that were pushing that
 01-16-2013, 11:54 AM         #9
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 StateProperty88 said:
i thought they were going to take our guns though?
but, but he's Hitler.
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 StateProperty88 said:
i thought they were going to take our guns though?
here we go with this bullsh*t...knowing damn well thats not what people meant..


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 5 years ago '08        #11
The N 466 heat pts466
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They need to ban those baby small guns not AR15s/M4s because last time I checked in Chicago

NO KIDS are dying with those AR15,M4s guns. They are dying from baby handguns and sh*t like

that, why are they focusing on these huge guns that are not k!lling people every DAY?

those baby guns will k!ll somebody TODAY, hell I bet you a few minutes from now somebody

already got k!lled in the USA from those baby guns.


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 5 years ago '06        #12
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these laws look legitimate as hell, why was everybody crying for the last month? all those gun nuts are going to be in lurk mode
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 supervillain said:
here we go with this bullsh*t...knowing damn well thats not what people meant..
what did they mean then?
 5 years ago '06        #14
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 supervillain said:
here we go with this bullsh*t...knowing damn well thats not what people meant..
oh really? so there wasn't MILLIONS of idiots saying "OBAMA'S TAKING OUR GUNSSSSS!!!!" and comparing him to Hitler and Stalin? stfu, you know damn well thats EXACTLY what they were saying and what Fox News, the NRA, Rush Limbaugh, etc. wanted people to believe.
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 FoShizzle8 said:
because schools are the only place shootings happen



if anything,if you look at chicago and there wonderful gun control.the only people who lost are the people who think this is going to do anything
stopping the stupid a.ss gun show loop hole (you dont have to have a background check if you buy a gun at a gun show), more funding for police, more funding for training for school officials, banning armor piercing bullets doesnt help?
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 Bama Boy said:
oh really? so there wasn't MILLIONS of idiots saying "OBAMA'S TAKING OUR GUNSSSSS!!!!" and comparing him to Hitler and Stalin? stfu, you know damn well thats EXACTLY what they were saying and what Fox News, the NRA, Rush Limbaugh, etc. wanted people to believe.
this.
 01-16-2013, 12:05 PM         #17
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 FoShizzle8 said:
because schools are the only place shootings happen



if anything,if you look at chicago and there wonderful gun control.the only people who lost are the people who think this is going to do anything
that order was aimed at the NRA


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obama sh*tted on them something bad.
 5 years ago '05        #18
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 supervillain said:
here we go with this bullsh*t...knowing damn well thats not what people meant..
"he's trying to take our guns away" is a direct quote homie
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 StateProperty88 said:
i thought they were going to take our guns though?
It goes slow, this isn't a dictatorship
Assault Guns will be limited as you heard, later on Banning them, then they can
go focus on banning another type of gun
then another type of gun
then another type of gun
etc
Until all guns are limited and pretty much useless...


Their will never be a time when the President says "OK ALL GUNS BAN TODAY" "GIVE ME
ALL YOUR GUNS" that isn't happening. They will never even come knocking down your
door, instead they will make you take the guns to them by offering CREDIT for them and stuff like that.


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 The N said:
It goes slow, this isn't a dictatorship
Assault Guns will be limited as you heard, later on Banning them, then they can
go focus on banning another type of gun
then another type of gun
then another type of gun
etc
Until all guns are limited and pretty much useless...


Their will never be a time when the President says "OK ALL GUNS BAN TODAY" "GIVE ME
ALL YOUR GUNS"
that isn't happening. They will never even come knocking down your
door, they will make you take the guns to them getting CREDIT for them and stuff like that
and yet thats what has been said over the last several weeks, that was all my original post was addressing

and last i checked arent there guns that are already banned from use by civilians?
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