MINIMIZING THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF GUN CONTROL
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. It is the policy of my Administration That 2nd Amendment guarantees that all guns are as legal speech is free, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens, and prepare to afford the States less flexibility and control to create a more free and open market.
Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement that would impose a fiscal or regulatory burden on individuals.
Sec. 3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities, shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to provide lesser flexibility to States and cooperate with them in ending gun control programs.
Sec. 4. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the head of each department or agency shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of guns, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for consumers.
Sec. 5. To the extent that carrying out the directives in this order would require revision of regulations issued through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the heads of agencies shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and other
applicable statutes in considering or promulgating such regulatory revisions.
Sec. 6. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 20, 2017.