As a part of new gun control measures in the US, the doctors can label a person as mentally ill. If a person is declared mentally ill, the authorities have the legal right to confiscate their weapons.
The White House’s new executive order on gun control will allow doctors to report activists as being ‘mentally ill’ to authorities in order to have their guns confiscated.
The new rules allow doctors and health providers to do background checks on people without legal repercussions.
“The disclosure is restricted to limited demographic and certain other information needed for NICS purposes,” the rule states.
“The administration has taken great pain to try to clarify that there is very limited information that would be reported only within a very limited group,” Paul Gionfriddo, chief executive of the mental health rights advocate Mental Health America, told the extremely biased news site.
And what would a “very limited group” look like to a president who has spent his entire tenure fixated on finding ways to get more guns out of more American hands?
— Anyone conservative and a supporter of smaller, less intrusive government was deemed more dangerous by the Department of Homeland Security, in some cases, than Islamic terrorism, according to a February report.
Then again, this is the same DHS under Obama that named military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq as potential terrorist risks.
— Staying on the theme of military veterans and the mental health focus of Obama’s new gun control order, scores of vets have returned to the U.S. with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, having seen some horrible things in combat. What kind of negative connotation does a medical diagnosis of PTSD carry in the U.S.? It doesn’t really matter if the vet is functional and not really bothered by the condition, or not taking any medication to “deal” with it. A simple one-time diagnosis would get that veteran (many of whom are better trained in the use of firearms than Obama’s Secret Service detail and many police officers) put on the “list” and potentially have his Second Amendment rights revoked.
— And speaking of “lists,” what happens when an otherwise law-abiding American is put on a “mental health list” – because you know that’s coming, if it’s not already in development? The FBI’s National Instant Background Check System is being expanded under these new orders; that will including hiring hundreds more NICS examiners and upgrading the NICS computer system. What additional data does the fine print allow Uncle Sugar to collect?
— Who decides what “mental illness” looks like? For Marxists like Obama and his supporters, you could be “mentally ill” if you’re a Marine who doesn’t care much for massive centralized government, or, heaven forbid, you’re a crazy “climate change denier.”
For those of you supporting Obama’s constitutionally questionable gun control orders, just remember this president won’t be in office forever, and the next president, whose policies you may not like, will use executive authority on occasion as well in a way you will find constitutionally questionable and wholly unacceptable.