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What’s in Obama’s Gun Control Proposal
Obama administration proposal ^ | January 16, 2013 | Obama Administrative Proposal

Posted on 01/16/2013 2:03:57 PM PST by An Old Man

What’s in Obama’s Gun Control Proposal

The initiative to reduce gun violence announced by President Obama on Wednesday includes both legislative proposals that would need to be acted on by Congress and executive actions he can do on his own. Many of the executive actions involve the president directing agencies to do a better job of sharing information.

Proposed Congressional Actions •Requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales, including those by private sellers that currently are exempt. •Reinstating and strengthening the ban on assault weapons that was in place from 1994 to 2004. •Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. •Banning the possession of armor-piercing bullets by anyone other than members of the military and law enforcement. •Increasing criminal penalties for "straw purchasers," people who pass the required background check to buy a gun on behalf of someone else. •Acting on a $4 billion administration proposal to help keep 15,000 police officers on the street. •Confirming President Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. •Eliminating a restriction that requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow the importation of weapons that are more than 50 years old. •Financing programs to train more police officers, first responders and school officials on how to respond to active armed attacks. •Provide additional $20 million to help expand the a system that tracks violent deaths across the nation from 18 states to 50 states. •Providing $30 million in grants to states to help schools develop emergency response plans. •Providing financing to expand mental health programs for young people.

Executive actions •Issuing a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. •Addressing 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. •Improving incentives for states to share information with the background check system. •Directing the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. •Proposing a rule making to give law enforcement authorities the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. •Publishing a letter from the A.T.F. to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. •Starting a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. •Reviewing safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). •Issuing a presidential memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. •Releasing a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and making it widely available to law enforcement authorities. •Nominating an A.T.F. director. •Providing law enforcement authorities, first responders and school officials with proper training for armed attacks situations. •Maximizing enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. •Issuing a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence. •Directing the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenging the private sector to develop innovative technologies. •Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. •Releasing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. •Providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. •Developing model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. •Releasing a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. •Finalizing regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within insurance exchanges. •Committing to finalizing mental health parity regulations. •Starting a national dialogue on mental health led by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, and Arne Duncan, the secretary of education.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Here it is, Now don't make fun of the work.

Try to keep your focus on what we have to do to shut this thing down.

I suspect that there are a few finincial thhigs that can be examined in depth.

1 posted on 01/16/2013 2:04:00 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

Not making fun, but all of this seems like them pushing the cart a little farther down the confiscation road. All the while, shoving a whole lot more pork down our throats.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 2:07:56 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: An Old Man
"•Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds."

Over hundreds of thousands of dead bodies. The 2nd Amendment isn't going to be repealed without a fight. IMHO.

3 posted on 01/16/2013 2:08:54 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Acting on a $4 billion administration proposal to help keep 15,000 police officers on the street. •Confirming President Obama’s nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Eliminating a restriction that requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow the importation of weapons that are more than 50 years old.

Financing programs to train more police officers, first responders and school officials on how to respond to active armed attacks.

Provide additional $20 million to help expand the a system that tracks violent deaths across the nation from 18 states to 50 states.

Providing $30 million in grants to states to help schools develop emergency response plans.

Providing financing to expand mental health programs for young people.

Now, I don’t know what you consider to be expensive, but, if I were to ask for more money to spend this would be about the most expensive that I can think of.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 2:15:45 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: Uncle Miltie

Acting on a $4 billion administration proposal to help keep 15,000 police officers on the street. •Confirming President Obama’s nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Eliminating a restriction that requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow the importation of weapons that are more than 50 years old.

Financing programs to train more police officers, first responders and school officials on how to respond to active armed attacks.

Provide additional $20 million to help expand the a system that tracks violent deaths across the nation from 18 states to 50 states.

Providing $30 million in grants to states to help schools develop emergency response plans.

Providing financing to expand mental health programs for young people.

Now, I don’t know what you consider to be expensive, but, if I were to ask for more money to spend this would be about the most expensive that I can think of.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 2:16:10 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man
Not making fun of your work. Just trying to help out a bit.

What’s in Obama’s Gun Control Proposal

The initiative to reduce gun violence announced by President Obama on Wednesday includes both legislative proposals that would need to be acted on by Congress and executive actions he can do on his own. Many of the executive actions involve the president directing agencies to do a better job of sharing information.

Proposed Congressional Actions:

•Requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales, including those by private sellers that currently are exempt.
•Reinstating and strengthening the ban on assault weapons that was in place from 1994 to 2004.
•Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
•Banning the possession of armor-piercing bullets by anyone other than members of the military and law enforcement.
•Increasing criminal penalties for "straw purchasers," people who pass the required background check to buy a gun on behalf of someone else.
•Acting on a $4 billion administration proposal to help keep 15,000 police officers on the street.
•Confirming President Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
•Eliminating a restriction that requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow the importation of weapons that are more than 50 years old.
•Financing programs to train more police officers, first responders and school officials on how to respond to active armed attacks.
•Provide additional $20 million to help expand the a system that tracks violent deaths across the nation from 18 states to 50 states.
•Providing $30 million in grants to states to help schools develop emergency response plans. •Providing financing to expand mental health programs for young people.

Executive actions:

•Issuing a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
•Addressing 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.
•Improving incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
•Directing the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
•Proposing a rule making to give law enforcement authorities the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
•Publishing a letter from the A.T.F. to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
•Starting a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
•Reviewing safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
•Issuing a presidential memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
•Releasing a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and making it widely available to law enforcement authorities.
•Nominating an A.T.F. director.
•Providing law enforcement authorities, first responders and school officials with proper training for armed attacks situations.
•Maximizing enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
•Issuing a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence.
•Directing the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenging the private sector to develop innovative technologies.
•Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
•Releasing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
•Providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
•Developing model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
•Releasing a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
•Finalizing regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within insurance exchanges.
•Committing to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
•Starting a national dialogue on mental health led by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, and Arne Duncan, the secretary of education.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: An Old Man

Obama is playing the same now old and well established game. He is taking taxpayer money and giving it to his cronies disguised as real programs to rid the world of guns.

The democrat party is a criminal enterprise that must be destroyed.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 2:26:15 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: An Old Man

No 10 round magazine here!

8 posted on 01/16/2013 2:31:22 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
No 10 round magazine here!

No, but they sure ping after 8. "Mind that thumb!"

9 posted on 01/16/2013 2:34:49 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: An Old Man

More innocent people will be arrested for non-crimes. That way they will be able to say they are solving the problem.

At the same time, they will deliberately and intentionally leave guns in the hands of violent offenders.
I said deliberately and intentionally.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 2:40:02 PM PST by I want the USA back (Yes.)
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To: Nachum

These are not serious proposals to reduce deaths from gun violence, the problem is not addressed in any significant manner. This is akin to spending great sums and applying draconian regulations to control “climate change”.

It is a fools’ errand, and worse, extraordinarily expensive to boot, for no discernible future effect. What is being proposed is much like scattering a ring of salt to prevent the entry of demons. First, the demons are not even identified or defined, and secondly, how do the magic spells and “recipes” employed have any known effect?

Identify and isolate the crazies known to have a propensity for violence in our society, and give them the treatment they so desperately need. This faux concern for their “civil rights”, which has led to the mass deinstitutionalization and release upon the streets of those with little capability of dealing with simple social situations, has led to these intemperate responses and massive overreactions of those of diminished mental capability.

The fact is, many of these people LIKE the very intense rush of emotion and catharsis of their release of personal demons, but it is a little hard on those in proximity to them when it finally erupts. Tales of putting restless children on medications to damp down these impulses, as a means of “controlling” behavior, only affect the surface, and do not delve into the inner demons that drive them in the first place.

A loaded gun, cocked and with the safety off, and simply laid upon the table, harms no one, and would not in a thousand years, in which time, it shall have crumbled to rust and the action frozen, the very cartridges themselves decomposed and eroded to uselessness. It is inert, incapable of harming ANYONE, until a conscious effort by somebody is exerted, and it is raised, aimed and the trigger pulled.

The factor here that must be controlled, is the person who picks up the gun, aims it with malice, and pulls the trigger. Self-control, breath control, steadiness of hand and aim, and control of conscious selection of target, are all means by which the weapon does no harm to another human being.

And that involves familiarization, together with serious training in the proper use and maintenance of hand weapons.

None of this is addressed.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 2:40:51 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: An Old Man

I want one of those Social Worker jobs, but I am white. What are my chances of getting one, and where do I apply.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 2:42:27 PM PST by Venturer
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“Providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officer”

Yes, known as SROs to everyone for years... so much for the left laughing at armed guards in every school


13 posted on 01/16/2013 2:42:55 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yes, that is a fine weapon. Was in the 1930’s and is today.

Too stinking heavy, but built like a tank and accurate.

If you look at the ballistics on the currently described “assault weapon”, my old 30/30 carbine delivers a lot bigger impact. AR’ & AK’s deliver high rate of fire. The AK’s are much more dangerous weapons.

Now, taken in context we have very little gun violence in the US for the number of people and the number of weapons. If you filter out the factors of the big city violence, it is amazing how peaceful US citizens are.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 2:54:52 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Yo-Yo

Thanks for the reformat!


15 posted on 01/16/2013 2:59:13 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man
Requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales

But wouldn't that require ID? And wouldn't that place an undo burden on minorities and the poor who have limited access to the relevant documents? Just wondering.

16 posted on 01/16/2013 3:03:07 PM PST by fhayek
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To: An Old Man

“Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.”

I am amazed at how many people are upset over this. Let me explain the facts, as I follow them:

When people ask questions that they have no right nor any business to ask, I HAVE NO REQUIREMENT TO TELL THE TRUTH. I am not lying. I am responding appropriately to an ignorant fool asking an inappropriate question.

There are many subjects the government has no right to know anything about. In fact, the more inaccurate their information is - the better. I take great delight in making sure that whatever they find out from me on such subjects is as completely wrong as possible. It is the responsibility of every citizen to insure that on inappropriate subjects, such as gun ownership, the government be kept as uninformed as possible.

I have followed this policy with all people for decades and will continue to till my demise. And those that receive such answers can go F-themselves if they don’t like it.

My biggest concern about a doctor asking such questions is that they have now clearly identified themselves as an idiot, and I would be greatly concerned about the ‘care’ they are providing.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 3:05:13 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Texas Fossil
"If you filter out the factors of the big city violence, it is amazing how peaceful US citizens are". so far.
18 posted on 01/16/2013 3:08:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: bert
Keep a magic marker in your pocket, and if you suddenly 'feel an urge' to scrawl FUBO & Molon Labe on something,
well...just consider it as 'getting the message out there'!
19 posted on 01/16/2013 3:11:22 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: An Old Man

This is what you get when you use children to come up with policy.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

My ancestors were subject to a period of occupation, which they resisted. And voted with their feet and went GTT (Gone To Texas). This is still Texas where I live and the Obastard will learn that he will gain NO traction here with his lies and crap.

Reloading supplies are very tight, but I am making headway in seeing that I will have ammo if it is ever necessary. Both locally and out of stste. Placed 2 out of state orders since first of the year. Am still waiting on both orders. One gave me notice of pending shipping and the other told me today that it was processed yesterday. That supplier is running 10-14 days processing time and their phone que has been 20 minutes plus since the first of the year. Both are big Shooter Supply companies.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 4:39:26 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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