If you just read the plain text of Obama’s executive orders on guns, they sound like wishy-washy bureaucrat-speak for “let’s shuffle papers and look busy until everyone forgets about Sandy Hook”.
“Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.”
OO! Write a memo!
Man, if I were going to butcher innocents, that would be just the ticket to stop me in my tracks.
“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.”
Aahh, here we start to see where this going. Ever had an experience with the mental health system? Take psychotropics? Even if you have a completely clean record, look for any evidence of either to make you ineligible for gun ownership. This executive order eviscerates the Doctor client privilege when it comes to mental health professionals. Considering how many people are on those poisons, it makes is extremely more difficult for people who might need some protection that much harder to obtain.
He goes through the whole list, and if you’re not feeling rattled by the time you finish, then you don’t understand how government works. It’s always a camel’s nose under a tent that’s pitched on a slippery slope.