The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. 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
Comments: 0bama just had the gall to say this is the land of the free and always will be. What a pathological liar he is. It won´t be the land of the free while he is ruling. When you see a sentence beginning with "Direct the Attorney General" you should be very afraid.
I note that Obama´s DOJ has an important part to play in these new gun contorl rules and regulations. This is the same DOJ that continues to coverup and stonewall regarding the DOJ´s illegal transfer of thousands of so-called assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Something smells of long dead fish.
With some exceptions, there´s not much on this list that is too onerous. HOWEVER, the list does not address severe prosecution of those who commit crimes with guns. Stop those creatures, and you´ll stop maybe 85% of all crime. And, there´s thankfully nothing addressing types of guns.
Don´t see anything really outstanding here one way or the other. Mainly telling Federal agencies to do what they are already empowered to do. Must be content to leave the tough stuff in Congress´ lap--where it belongs, actually.
What the list tells me is that he is not interested in gun violence. If he were he would address mental health issues with congress to enact more stringent laws. This is a photo op for the low info to confuse the low info crowd into thinking he is doing something. This is just a list of things to spend money on.
We never answer questions regarding possession of guns on medical forms. If the question is on a form we leave it blank, and if someone ever asks, we will refuse to answer the question. Actually, my husband did have a conversation with a doctor, who agreed that it is not an appropriate question. It is no one´s business, including physicians, if you have guns in your home.
I love it when 0bama touts Reagan´s 1994 letter on "assault weapons." Don´t forget that Ron Reagan said that his father´s dementia started during his second term and that his doctors diagnosed it in 1992. Did Reagan have the mental capacity to make an informed decision on this in 1994?
I see these as just another way for Barry to create more bureaucrasy and red tape. The Doctor references should be disobeyed by everyone - refuse to ask if you´re a Dr., and refuse to answer if you´re a patient.
Any patient with psychiatric problems will now resist going to a doctor now that they have to be snitches.
All sizzle, and no meat. Just a bunch of bureaucratic BS policy changes--most of which the Feds should have been doing anyhow if they were doing their job. Little/no impact. Just another grandstand by Obama. As far as my doctor asking me about guns, who cares? I will either tell him to MYOB, or that I have an M1-A1 Abrams tank in my garage, depending on my mood that day.
PS. Re the forms that are showing up in doctors´ offices, intended to collect information for the federal government, most of the questions offer options to not answer the question(s) as you go through the list.
Incremental disarmament. Between Jarold (Jabba the Hutt) Nadler deciding just how many bullets should be required for self defense to my senile idiotic senator Nelson telling me what weapons I should use for hunting this has gotten completely out of hand.
The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not to protect the rights of hunters...it is to protect the citizens from oppressive government.
When the govt comes after your guns, I´m sure they will have "assault" style weapons. I will have the equivalent....after all...it´s only fair...
This is a setup to broadening the diagnosis of mental illness. Just as the definition of ´terrorist´ has been enlarged to include returning veterans, home schoolers and evangelical congregations, look for mental illness to be expanded to include conservative principles, patriotic beliefs and regular prayer.
The guy makes me think of an asp, whatever he does or says.
What a bunch of nothing. I am very surprised. If nothing else why didn´t he at least address the gang culture and the mental health issues. Also what about reinforcing the idea use a gun in a crime automatic prison sentence. If we don´t turn around some of the cultural issues we will never get violence under control. He didn´t even mention the violence in movies and games. I can´t believe this will satisfy his base because they want much stricter controls and outright bans.
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