Can you say "National Database"?Quote:
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.
I am already a safe and responsible gun owner.Quote:
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
Why? Is there a problem with existing gun locks and gun safes that no one is telling us about?Quote:
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
Great, a memo to tell federal law enforcement officials to continue to do their jobs just like they have been doing.Quote:
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
OK. I guessing we still won't have any information on the "fast and furious" guns that they lost.Quote:
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.
I really don't like the way that sounds...what exactly does it mean to "maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence"?Quote:
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
Really? What "causes" gun violence? Who wants to bet that the CDC will claim the cause is "guns" and the "prevention" is "banning guns".Quote:
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
What exactly does that mean? What qualifications does the Attorney General have that makes him an authority on the most effective use of new gun safety technologies?Quote:
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.
How can he "clarify" that the law, as written in the Affordable Care Act, is not the law? He does not have the authority.Quote:
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
But doing so will violate doctor patient confidentiality.Quote:
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
Patient: "Hey Doc that new medication you put me on is giving me some very weird dreams and might be affecting the way I think."
Doc: "What kind of dreams and thought problems are you having?"
Patient: "My dreams are violent and I'm having trouble making decisions."
Doc: "Wait right here while I report you to the authorities."
Why are bribes necessary?Quote:
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
Sounds just like #12 on the list but applying it to other places.Quote:
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
Why? Hasn't this already been clarified?Quote:
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
He doesn't have the authority to "finalize regulations" regarding "essential health benefits and parity requirements".Quote:
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
Didn't he just cover that in #21?Quote:
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
A national dialogue?Quote:
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
Don't like the one about Doctors asking patients about guns in the home. This is a blatant invasion of privacy.
Translation: "No guns for you!"
It looks like he just negated the clause the NRA got placed in Obamacare restricting healthcare officials, insurance companies and doctors from asking intrusive questions regarding gun ownership and how you store them, and turning that information over to the government.
Yeah, the CDC used to "study" how the availability of firearms leads to firearm violence. Like the firearm compels people to pick it up and use it in some evil or insidious ways.
The NRA got it squashed a while back because they saw the writing on the wall. The CDC wasn't looking into what made people violent, it simply tied guns to gun violence. Well no ****. Guns are sort an essential leg of "gun" violence. Automobiles are an essential leg of drunk driving, but nobody is studying the automobile as the cause of it.
Speech transcript here:Transcript: Obama announces gun violence agenda ? CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
"Second: Congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons, and a 10-round limit for magazines. (Applause.) The type of assault rifle used in Aurora, for example, when paired with high-capacity magazines, has one purpose - to pump out as many bullets as possible, as quickly as possible; to do as much damage, using bullets often designed to inflict maximum damage."
I'm concerned with the universal background check system.
1) This will equate to a national registration of firearms.
2) What happens if someone has possession of a gun that is not in the national database? Will this be a crime? What if a family member borrows a firearm, or has one in their car, etc. Would they then be committing a crime?
3) Can firearms that are "banned" be passed down to another family member? (Assuming a ban passes - I doubt and hope it would).
...still thinking about other issues, but you get my point.
Yes and you will have to buy it. I believe "gifting" will not be permitted.
Firearms will not be transferable as part of an estate...they will have to be turned in so that they can be destroyed.
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I also noticed that FOX NEWSstated that this is going to cost us taxpayers $500 MILLION to implement?! Where did we get the money if we are BROKE?