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.
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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.
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.
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.
Our FECKLESS leader has spoke:
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.
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Guns were and are made in most cases to kill...so if a bad person gets a gun and wants to kill, it worked. But, it did not make the decision to kill...the bad guy did.
Therefore, for everyone who wants to stop bad guys from killing, put them in jail and throw away the keys. It does not stop bad guys from killing to take a good guys gun away from him/her!
Do you notice that the bad guys kept at Gitmo are not killing anyone but the ones released have gone back to killing us...do you get the picture yet?
"The statistics released by the FBI are general and not specific, they do not include, models of weapons..."
Correct. The vast majority of "assault weapons" are rifles so the FBI statistics total the "assault weapons" plus all other rifles. We cannot definitively say exactly how many murders are committed with "assault weapons" alone based on these statistics but that number can only be equal to or less than what is stated.
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"You'll notice also that the FBI statistics only cover murders"
That's because those are murder statistics. You'll have to look at the tables for assault to get the info on weapon types.
"why not close the gun show and private sale loophole?"
No accurate info on the thousands of times a year a firearm scared off or otherwise deterred an act of violence, I'd wager.
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Sorry, whether guns used in these crimes were obtained legally or not.
What I don't understand is why pro gun advocates are so against universal backround check, why not close the gun show and private sale loophole? It seems like gun violence debate everything is up for the discussion except guns. You'll notice also that the FBI statistics only cover murders not gunshot victims who have survived their wounds also info on whether the guns used in these crimes were obtained. There are quite a number of variable that are unavailable to the public due to Todd Tiaht amendment.
Thanx for the link, rpm.
"I think most people, including 2nd Amendment supporters, would be surprised to see just how low the actual percentage is regarding the use of "assault weapons" in violent crimes. "
Well, we know more people are killed with hammers and clubs that rifles yearly. We know MANY more people are killed by handguns than rifles yearly.
So why the big hub-bub about 'assault' rifles? If this is about saving lives, as the Left says, then they would be going after handguns, right?
No, this is a 'first step'. Next they will use the justification of 'saving lives' to take your pistols. Then we 'have to save the poor animals', and there go the shotguns.
The 2nd Amendment is not about hunting. It is about being able to resist a tyrannical gubment. You know, like the one we have now.
The statistics released by the FBI are general and not specific, they do not include, models of weapons and only include violent crimes and not accidental shootings, hard to do accurate research with such limited info.
According to the 2011 statistics, victims being beaten to death by someone using their bare hands occurred over twice as much as victims being killed with a rifle (...and, no, there is no distinction between "assault weapons" and other rifle types...they are all lumped together).
Here's a link...
w w w.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8
The BATF gun trace information is protected because it involves specific information on specific individuals. However, the FBI gathers statistics on crimes and those statistics do include weapon types used and it is public information.
I think most people, including 2nd Amendment supporters, would be surprised to see just how low the actual percentage is regarding the use of "assault weapons" in violent crimes.
rpmwwe, in reference to your comment regarding no follow up study on Feinstein's web site. In 2003, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Republican from Kansas, added language to the Justice Department's annual spending bill. It states that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can't release information used to trace guns involved in crime to researchers and members of the public. No access to info, no research!
"rpm is smokin' on this topic!"
I do what I can to stay on top of it. Thanks for noticing.
By the way, you have made some excellent points yourself. I liked the comment "Peace and love or New Orleans stadium?" That pretty much summed everything up in the fewest possible words.
HEADLINE: Colorado Man Invokes Make My Day Law Against Intruders
"When confronted by three intruders in his home, Al Michaud invoked Colorado’s Make My Day Law and opened fire.
According to KRDO****, Michaud claimed, "The door opened up quick and three guys came in... That's when the guys said, 'You go back there, I'll take care of him.'"
Thankfully, Mr. Michaud keeps a .357 pistol next to his bed. He bought the gun because of rampant crime in his neighborhood. "
full story: breitbart.c om/Big-Government/2013/01/09/Colorado-Man-Invokes-Make-My-Day-Law-Against-Intruders
A paragraph of the 'Mother Hiding' story:
"This story is yet another example of how, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, the entire debate surrounding guns has been turned on its head by Democrats and their media allies. What they are pushing for will only serve to make more of us -- like this mother of two and the Sandy Hook Elementary students and staff -- even more vulnerable to the wicked."
HEADLINE: Mother Hiding with Kids Shoots Intruder
[A] woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.
But the man eventually found the family.
"The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he's staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver," Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.
full story: breitbart.c om/Big-Government/2013/01/05/mother-hiding-with-kids-shoots-intruder
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