Much has been said and written about the Presidents gun control actions this week. To see how this is going to effect our current laws we need to list them all out and examine what they could possibly mean to us. Below are the 23 executive that were signed by the President recently, its safe to say that things seem to be changing. Let us know what you think in the comments and make sure you are ready and pick up your 1 month food supply kit while your here!
Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions:
- 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 itwidely 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 effectiveuse of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to developinnovative 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.
With all the changes, uncertainty in the world and in the ever changing political landscape it seems more prudent than ever to get ourselves prepared. Do not wait and just leave it for tomorrow, act now. Let us help you with one of our long term food storage kits.