Breaking News. President Obama formally proposed the most expansive gun-control policies yet, and initiated 23 separate executive actions.
Require Background Checks on All Gun Sales
Address unnecessary legal barriers in health laws that prevent some states from making information available about those prohibited from having guns
Ensuring federal agencies share relevant information with the system.
Directing the Attorney General to work with other agencies to review our laws to make sure they are effective at identifying the dangerous or untrustworthy individuals that should not have access to guns.
Get Military-style Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines off the streets
Protect Police by getting rid of armor-piercing bullets
$4 Billion proposal to help communities to keep 15,000 cops on the street
Call for Congress to pass new gun trafficking laws, which will impose serious penalties on those who help get guns into the hands of criminals.
Take executive action to enhance gun tracing data by requiring federal law enforcement to trace all recovered guns.
Propose regulations that will enable law enforcement to run complete background checks before returning seized firearms
Provide effective training for state and local law enforcement, first responders, and school officials on how to handle active shooter situations.
End the freeze on gun violence research, investigate the causes and prevention of violence, and explore the impact of violent media images and video games
Preserve the rights of doctors to protect their patients and communities from gun violence
Encourage gun owners to live up to their responsibility to store guns safely
Give Local Communities the opportunity to hire up to 1,000 school resource officers and school counselors
Ensure every school has a comprehensive emergency management plan
Provide “Mental Health First Aid” training to help teachers and staff recognize signs of mental illness in young people and refer them to treatment.
Support young adults ages 16 to 25, who have the highest rates of mental illness but are the least likely to seek help, by giving incentives to help states develop innovated approaches.
Help break the cycle of violence in schools facing pervasive violence with a new, targeted initiative to provide their students with needed services like counseling.
Train 5,000 more social workers, counselors, and psychologists, with a focus on those serving students and young adults.
Finalizing regulations to require insurance plans to cover mental health benefits like medical and surgical benefits
Ensuring Medicaid is meeting its obligation to cover mental heath equally.