Posted by: coastcontact | January 16, 2013

Complete list of Obama $500 million gun violence package

The President’s plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence.  Reasonable and sensible people should be able to support these proposals!

More at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf

1. CLOSING BACKGROUND CHECK LOOPHOLES TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF DANGEROUS HANDS

  • REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL GUN SALES
  • STRENGTHEN THE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

2. BANNING MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, AND TAKING OTHER COMMON-SENSE STEPS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

  •  GET MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES OFF THE STREETS
  •  GIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO PREVENT AND PROSECUTE GUN CRIME
  • END THE FREEZE ON GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH
  • P RESERVE THE RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE
  • ENCOURAGE GUN OWNERS TO LIVE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO STORE GUNS SAFELY

3. MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

  •  PUT UP TO 1,000 MORE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS AND HELP SCHOOLS INVEST IN SAFETY
  • ENSURE EVERY SCHOOL HAS A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN
  • CREATE A SAFER CLIMATE AT SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

 4. IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • MAKE SURE STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS GET TREATMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
  • ENSURE COVERAGE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
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Responses

  1. Thank you for posting that, i hadn’t read the whole list yet.


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