1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
Seems okay, can we get a definition of relevant though?
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.
Again and seems to go with number 1, can we have some clarity on what health information will be made available and can we have a chart or scale on
what health issues will be raising red flags?
I think the Action is good if not abused or made ridiculous ie I suffered from post partum depression 13 years ago, am I blacklisted from buying a
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
Excellent, I know this was a major problem regarding people who shouldn't have been able to buy a gun doing so legally.
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.
Another good one I think.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
Would there be a basis to not return a gun other than said person was already not allowed to own a gun? Or would LE have grounds to withold an
individuals legally owned gun at their discretion?
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.
This could be a really good thing, personally I would hope a Republican leader... someone with a true respect for guns would head that up. Not some
NRA yahoo or some Liberal that's gonna scare people.
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
Really good thing, imho.
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.
Eh... could be good or bad I suppose.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
That, I think is probably the most crucial.
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
Our whole Justice system (penal code) needs an overhaul, what happened to punishment fit the crime? And certainly if police forces can babysit
protesters for months in full riot gear, we can gear up some gang task force units, can't we?
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
Very iffy to me, the CDC wields A LOT of power.
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.
New jobs maybe?
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
I think a very specific criteria needs to be set for that, like a doctor being concerned that an individual is going to go on a shooting spree. If a
doctor is suspect of potential suicide or homicide they already have the power to put that person in a psych hold. So maybe take this off the table
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement
That's okay too I think but should be already in the doctors power to put a person in a psych hold, as I said above.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
Definition of resource officer please.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
A good thing.
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
Not sure what either of those are.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
I hope that means talk with and not talked to.