March 21, 2023

Day 74 – No Executive Orders

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Perhaps I should change my headline to better state that it might be that President Obama is attempting to implement some of his 23 executive orders (ideas) in order to take away Second Amendment rights as well as defy U.S. laws in existence. While there are no executive orders published on the White House website, I am wondering if the President has intentionally omitted official publication of his “ideas” in order to more effectively carry out his plans without the knowledge of the American people.

I have written all along that after Obama’s dog and pony show, in which he surrounded himself with children, exploiting them for political gain, and fraudulently signed what we were told were 23 executive orders on gun control, his act was either that of an ugly individual bent on stirring anger among the citizens, and/or he refused to provide the American people with details of his presidential actions in order to limit the protests of those actions.

To date, there has been little that any of us know about that would indicate that the President has done much about implementing his ideas on gun control. Perhaps that is because he has people like Eric Holder and others working behind the scenes to get parts of his agenda accomplished while diligent efforts are underway to keep the press and the people from knowing anything about it. This kind of stealth governing has become commonplace with this administration and all previous administrations.

Oddly, yesterday Jordy Yager on The Hill, had an article claiming that President Obama was moving his anti gun agenda forward with his executive orders.

President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control.

The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership.

As a reminder to readers, here is a list of Obama’s 23 ideas on how he intends to destroy the Second Amendment:

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.
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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.

I took the liberty above to highlight those items that the article claims the President has accomplished and/or is working on through the power of his executive office.

The Hill states that actions on beefing up background checks began the same day that Obama issued his 23 ideas on gun control. The report claims that President Obama put nine law enforcement agencies on notice by:

“requiring all nine federal law enforcement agencies to submit guns they confiscate to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing.”

The report makes claims about other actions, if action can really be used to describe any of this, that supposedly are being undertaken to “bolster the national background check system.” Those are, $20 million grant to create “incentives” to states to submit more mental health records on people and to change rules to make it easier for states to share mental health records.

Supposedly, President Obama, contrary to the laws passed in Congress against such actions, has commissioned the Centers For Disease Control to undertake research on what causes gun violence. In 1996 Congressional funding for such government research was blocked in order to prevent biased research from government agencies to bolster their claims.

All this and more show up in this “The Hill” report but how much of it is actually taking place and how much of it is the result of fraudulent “executive orders?” This is an example of the difficulties we all face when government refuses to be transparent. It is still my opinion that President Obama has not made any official executive orders on gun control. I believe he threw out his ideas to appear as though he was doing something and in the meantime is implementing actions, most of which are within the scope of executive authority, and is waiting to see the outcome of Congressional actions on gun control. Then he will make his move. Regardless of the President’s plans, the people are being left in the dark and have been lied to and deliberately misled.

Do not be misled by what some are saying that any gun control laws will never make it through the Senate or the House. That is what some want us to rest assured in, but how can we when we have executive orders looming somewhere, hidden from the public and now we may be seeing signs that the President is going to get his gun controls enforced, even if done illegally through his office.

I will continue with my headline until such time as the White House decides that it will make public on the website that there actually exists signed executive orders and the details of what those orders are. In the meantime, I will attempt to stay abreast to the actions, or reports from news agencies, as to what is taking place that effect our Second Amendment rights.