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Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable
They say keeping guns away from dangerous people is of primary importance.
He issued 23 executive actions shortly after the shooting aimed at keeping guns away from dangerous people
“If America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities"
Zeroing in on policies that would keep guns away from the mentally ill and domestic abusers.
and keep guns away from dangerous people have failed in recent years
The ATF is also looking to prohibit the mentally ill from owning firearms
The Obama administration is trying very hard to disqualify people from owning a gun on the basis that they are seeing a psychologist
as opposed to banning all people who are mentally ill.
yeah but if you put the full might of the US military into the hands of a dangerous US muppet president, then you get global atrocities where tens of thousands are murdered - but we won't talk about that because that is a different type of premeditated murder - it's a murder allowed by the government.
If America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities"
Requires background checks for all gun sales and strengthens the background check system. This would include removing barriers under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act so that states may more freely share information about mental health issues involving potential gun purchasers.
Provides states with monetary incentives—$20 million in fiscal year FY 2013 and a proposed $50 million in FY 2014—to share information so that records on criminal history and people prohibited from gun ownership due to mental health reasons are more available.
Bans military-style assault weapons and limits magazines to a capacity of 10 rounds.
Provides additional tools to law enforcement. The plan proposes a crackdown on gun trafficking by asking Congress to pass legislation that closes “loopholes” in gun trafficking laws and establishes strict penalties for “straw purchasers” who pass a background check and then pass guns on to prohibited people.
Urges Congress to pass the administration’s $4 billion proposal to keep 15,000 state and local police officers on the street to help deter gun crime.
Maximizes efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. The president calls upon the attorney general to work with U.S. attorneys across the country to determine gaps occurring in this area and where supplemental resources are appropriate.
Provides training for “active shooter” situations to 14,000 law enforcement, first responders and school officials.
Directs the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a statement to health care providers that they are not prohibited by federal law from reporting threats of violence to the proper authorities.
Launches a national gun safety campaign to encourage responsible gun ownership and authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission to examine issues relating to gun safety locks.
Helps schools invest in safety. The president’s plan calls for more school resource officers and counselors in all schools through the Community Oriented Policing Services hiring program. The plan also calls for the federal government to assist schools in developing emergency management plans.
Improves mental health awareness through enhanced teacher training and referrals for treatment. The plan calls for the training of 5,000 additional mental health professionals nationwide. The plan also calls for coverage of mental health treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: ventian
What is the definition of mentally ill, anyways?
Oh I dunno, maybe doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - like voting in US presidential elections.