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09:22 AM on 01/16/13 
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There are 23 Executive Orders:

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Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions
Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:
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.

And the 10 major items being pushed.

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* Require criminal background checks for all gun sales.
* Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system.
* Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban.
* Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.
* Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets.
* Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime.
* End the freeze on gun violence research.
* Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans.
* Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need.
* Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

You can read about the proposals in this document
09:26 AM on 01/16/13 
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I agree with Jason. These all seem very common sense to me.
09:30 AM on 01/16/13 
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Yeah, I dunno. Seems pretty safe.

Except for the assault weapons/high capacity ban, which I expect there to be an absolute uproar over.

There isn't a single reason in the world why someone needs an assault weapon. Absolutely none.
09:41 AM on 01/16/13 
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Oh I agree. But seeing the way that gun advocates have been gearing up, I can't imagine it going over well with them. I also expect to hear more cries of tyranny because of the executive orders.

There shouldn't be.

09:42 AM on 01/16/13 
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For sport, protection.

Do cops carry assault weapons?

No. You do not need an assault weapon for either of those things. What sport do you need an assault weapon for? These aren't fucking toys and I'm sick of people treating them as such. Defenders of these things sounds like whiny brats who just got grounded and had their toys taken away.
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So tell why a cop would need an assault weapon, but a private citizen does not?


This.
10:37 AM on 01/16/13 
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I wonder how many people died from race cars in the last year.
10:44 AM on 01/16/13 
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I can picture that mall scene now. Man with assault rifle fires shot. A thousand other people with assault rifles fire back. And they obviously only hit their target and nobody else. And the poor high school drop out football player missed out on all the ruckus.
11:25 AM on 01/16/13 
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Pretty sure the statistics say most gun related deaths are from legally purchased guns.

In mass shootings that's certainly the case.

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Weapons: Of the 142 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. (See charts below.) Just as Jeffrey Weise used a .40-caliber Glock to slaughter students in Red Lake, Minnesota, in 2005, so too did James Holmes, along with an AR-15 assault rifle, when blasting away at his victims in a darkened movie theater. In Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza wielded a .223 Bushmaster semiautomatic assault rifle as he massacred 20 school children and six adults.
07:03 PM on 01/16/13 
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They don't want it, even though it'd be best for them, imo. I think eventually people will stop buying the capitalism bs however, though probably not in my lifetime. And of course it would happen through a lower class uprising, that's the only conceivable way it will happen.

Woo Marx.
07:21 PM on 01/16/13 
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He was a hip, hip dude.

That beard...so hot.

04:58 AM on 01/18/13 
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yup
07:32 PM on 01/19/13 
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I'm seeing it was 4 people. Either way, pretty embarrassing.
02:22 PM on 01/21/13 
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Jeeze.
03:13 PM on 01/21/13 
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Honestly me too, but it's a constitutional right and they are already everywhere. If that was made into policy, there would be massive unrest. For better or worse, they are here to stay. My angle is to have them about in the most productive fashion, and that includes letting law abiding citizens own them if the criminals are going to have them. I have nothing against hunting, either.
How is it a legitimate question? Police (and other emergency responders) have a different set of rights/responsibilities/tools/and training that private citizens do not on a daily basis. They're simply two different entities and to compare them presumes far too much about a priviate citizen. It's just simply not comparable.

If cops can break the speed limit, and criminals can break the speed limit ... then why should I be denied the right to break the speed limit too? They're not analogous.

So you feel safer knowing random people also have assault weapons?

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