You can find all 23 Executive orders here. I am still reading through them. Let me know what you think. Do any of them make sense? Which ones are overstepping the bounds. Let’s talk…

UPDATE:  Here is a list of all 23 Executive Orders put in place to reduce school shootings.

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.



7 Replies to “Read all 23 Executive Orders Here!”

  1. [_]3 … I don’t see much in these addressing solutions to gun violence or protecting kids in school.

    I see law-bidding citizens being targeted for owning a gun.

    An opportunity to truly make a differenced missed by this Administration.

    I hope the medical professionals tell him no.

    1. James, yep – I agree. I was surprised how little an effect most of these will actually have. I am just hoping he blew his political capital, maybe ticked off Congress a little, and that they will now not be able to get any Bill passed!

  2. # 16~~~”Does not prohibit” or in other words, demanding doctors ask their patients if there are guns in the household. Not any of their business, and I for one will refuse to answer the question. The next logical step will be for the gov’t to expect teachers to ask their students if mommy and daddy have guns in the house. That is unnecessary government intrusion into my private life.

  3. I have to say that I believe in the 2nd amendment but, after the tragedy in Newtown, I feel that the president is doing all he can to keep yours and my kids safe in school. People are freaking out for nothing. If it was your child that got killed I think people would feel alot different about what the president is doing.

    1. Tamara, I do not know how I would feel, and I pray to God I never find out. I cannot imagine what those parents are going though. I do have a five year old son, and just thinking of his innocence and his faith that the world is safe and good makes me sad when I think of those babies and the terror that ended their lives, and that others witnessed. No one should ever see that, let alone a small innocent child. As a mother – my heart is broken.

      As for these Executive Orders, I honestly believe that these 23 specifically will not make one bit of difference, or not much of a difference. I am going to write some of my analysis on them today. Maybe the research he is letting the CDC do will yield some results, as long as it is not skewed. If the CDC would actually research mass school shootings, I am not convinced they would find that guns are the major problem. Perhaps they would find Prozac, Zoloft, and other drugs these kids have been prescribed as the problem. These EOs were signed quickly so the country could feel like the president was giving them a nice warm hug. That is about the overall effect most of them will amount to.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment – I’d be interested in seeing what you think about my analysis when I have it done.

      Hope you have a great day Tamara!


      1. I am a married mother of 2 children in my 40’s. I have been shooting for as long as I can remember. Our family is actively involved in shooting sports through 4-h and as recreation. I work for our school district as a sub. For the past few years I have worked regularly in the life skills rooms for one of our elementary schools. The life skills room is for children with special behavior and learning needs. We recently had a “lock down” drill to be prepared for an active shooter on campus. This particular building at the school is four classrooms(at each corner of the building) with an office located in the middle. When the lock down drill was announced all of the lights are turned off, the doors are locked and the teachers and aides gather the children into the office. The four doors to the office are then locked.The office has large windows that look into each classroom and every classroom has huge windows to the outside. I can’t tell you how much I felt like a fish in a barrel!
        We (teacher and aides) are found to be intelligent enough to educate and deal(calmly) with children with behavioral issues. It is our job to remain calm while being hit,kicked,bit,spit on etc. And yet we are deemed not intelligent enough to defend out students against an armed intruder! I fully understand that not everyone is comfortable
        enough with firearms to carry concealed at a school. I also know that crouching in that dark office waiting for an armed intruder to carry out his agenda went against my grain!
        I would gladly go through a training course to be able to carry at the school. I would jump at whatever training would be necessary. I cannot understand as a parent and an educator why we wouldn’t want to be a first line of defense for our children/students.

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