The entire list of the actions Mr. Obama is taking comprises:
Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make
relevant data available to the federal background check system.
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
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
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 rule-making 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.
Release a Department of Justice report analyzing information on
lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
11. Nominate a new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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.
Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention to research the causes and prevention of gun
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
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal
law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement
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.
Launch a national dialogue led by Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on