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Federal Reports and Current Proposals

  • Selected public reports, recommendations, and proposals intended to support the federal agenda and response to preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths.

  • White House Proposal: Reducing Gun Violence – “Now Is The Time”

    The Administration’s plan combines executive actions and calls for legislation to prevent and reduce gun violence.

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    Executive Actions

    The Obama Administration issued a proposal that includes 23 executive actions, and calls for legislative action on criminal background checks, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, gun violence research, school safety and security, and mental health services.

  • White House Office of the Press Secretary – Presidential Memoranda

    Jan. 16, 2013

    1. Engaging in Public Health Research on the Causes and Prevention of Gun Violence

    Directs the CDC and other scientific agencies within HHS to sponsor or conduct research on gun violence and begin by identifying research questions that possess the greatest potential public health impact, and by assessing existing public health interventions to prevent gun violence. Read more »

    2. Improving Availability of Relevant Executive Branch Records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Read more »

    3. Tracing of Firearms in Connection with Criminal Investigations Read more »

  • Report to the President: On Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy

    June 13, 2007

    After the Virginia Tech tragedy, the President directed top officials at the Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services to travel to communities across the nation and to meet with educators, mental health experts, law enforcement and state and local officials to discuss the broader issues raised by the shooting. The report summarizes major themes and findings, along with steps that state and local leaders recommended to address school violence and mental illness. Read more »