01/16/2013 12:48 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Obama's Executive Actions On Gun Violence (SLIDESHOW)

As part of his comprehensive set of proposals to address gun violence in the country, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed 23 executive actions that serve as a first step for his administration.

The list of those actions is below.

For a full breakdown of the president's proposals on gun control, including a number of recommendations for congressional legislation, click here.

This post has been updated to clarify the nature of Obama's directive.