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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:14 AM

Exclusive: White House provides details on executive actions & leg. proposals to reduce gun violence

Source: East County Magazine

January 17, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – As ECM reported earlier, President Obama has announced a package of reforms aimed at stemming gun violence in the wake of numerous mass shootings. Initial media reports were unclear on which actions were done as executive orders by the President for immediate implementation, and which actions require Congressional approval. So ECM contacted the White House.

“I am providing you with two things that might help your readers understand the President’s announcement yesterday," Brian Lepow with the White House press office responded. “ THIS LINK will take you to the President’s transcript from yesterday. I have also attached a fact sheet and executive summary on the package of proposals to reduce gun violence and a list of gun violence reduction executive actions.

Congressional approval of new legislation are needed to require background checks for all gun sales, reinstate a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, renewing and strengthening a ban on assault weapons, outlaw armor-piercing bullet sales, beef up penalties for gun traffickers, fund a $4 billion proposal to keep 15,000 police officers on the streets, and more.

But many other steps aimed at reducing gun violence were taken with the signing of 23 Executive Actions taken unilaterally by the President. The actions are far-ranging, from encouraging mental health professionals to report threats of violence to loosing medical privacy constraints, improving school safety, and improving database access for background checks of gun purchasers.

Below are the 23 executive actions taken to reduce gun violence:


Read more: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/12241



It was cool to have the White House Press Office actually take my call and get us this info - and there's a lot more to these executive orders than most folks realize. Strongly recommend reading all 23!

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Reply Exclusive: White House provides details on executive actions & leg. proposals to reduce gun violence (Original post)
Liberty Belle Jan 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #1
FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #2
bossy22 Jan 2013 #3
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #5

Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:28 AM

1. BTW, they're not 'executive orders' (which are different)...

The White House has a website:

"The President's Plan to Reduce Gun Violence"
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/preventing-gun-violence

And here's a complete .pdf version of the plan/proposals with explanations:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:30 AM

4. +1 ... No executive orders as far as I know

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:01 AM

2. Thanks Liberty Belle.. glad your call was taken!

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:20 AM

3. there already is legislation banning armor piercing ammunition

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:08 PM

5. Not possession...

steel-core (or depleted uranium core, if you jacked some from the Army or Air Force) can legally be possessed, just not made or brought in the country.

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