Obama’s gun grabbing schemes have been a failure. He never seems to be able to get his hands on our guns. But, he’s not one to give up. And he’s using his pen and phone in a backhanded way with a new attempt to confiscate our weapons.
Since he can’t get Congress to take our guns, he has opened the door for the states to do this.
The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits a person from owning a firearm who is “adjudicated as a mental defective.” This includes people who aren’t a threat to anyone, but are simply having trouble managing their own affairs.
There are few people in the “mentally defective” category as currently, people are only added to this list by the federal government. And National Review reports that most on this list are “financially unstable vets” because of HIPPA regulations.
However, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a modification to HIPPA last week, allowing state health agencies to disclose the identify of a “mental[ly] defective” individual directly to NICS. Thus, opening the door to expanding that list of people who cannot own guns.
Of course, it is not required that states do this, but it certainly invites progressive states to start. For example, in 2012 the state of New York began requiring medical professionals report people who are “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.” The state now has a list of 40,000 individuals that have been added to this list by bureaucrats who have never even met these people.
Based on the way the government has proved it targets people who disagree with it, it’s easy to believe they will put political opponents on this list. Make no mistake about it, Obama wants your guns.
As you can see in the video below, the Democrats are carrying Obama’s water on this important action. Even if they claim to be pro Second Amendment, if they support Obama, they are supporting this.
What would you say to someone from the government who came to collect your guns? Please let us know.
H/T: Conservative Tribune