Originally Posted by NonRubicon
The following is a summary of the executive orders Obama put into action:
Please point out the executive order(s) with which you don't agree. Make sure you support your argument(s) with sound reasoning. There is no minimum or maximum length required for your response - your response will be judged solely on content, form and grammar.
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
This Executive Order is VERY ambiguous. In no way does it define what a "seized gun" is. As it sits, a gun removed from your person during a traffic stop is defined as seized. Does this mean that at the end of the traffic stop the LEO doesn't have to return your gun for the purpose of running a background check?
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
Being that Federally licensed gun dealers already know how to run a background check on firearms sold by them, why would they need guidance on how to run a background check. Is the system not the exact same?
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
Again, this Executive Order is very ambiguous. Seems to me that by this wording, the Federal Government could begin either an all out gun ban or restrict further firearms purchases in an "enforcement effort to prevent gun violence."
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Excuse me? What does it matter to the doctor if I have a firearm in my house. At least so far, there has been nothing that prevents me from providing false information to a doctor.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
I put this one last because it is by far my favorite. Why would the CDC research the causes and prevention of gun violence? Is the President saying that gun violence is a disease? If that is the case then the cure should not really fall on the CDC but in fact on the FDA and pharmaceutical companies.