Obama to “Tweak” Health Privacy Laws to Disarm Americans
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Is there a conspiracy to label Americans with a mental illness in order to disarm them?
Since the tragic mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, strong lines were drawn in the gun debate, yet most tend to agree that improving access to “mental health” should be part of any gun control discussion.
It makes sense to the general public since all mass shooters are clearly mentally disturbed and most were found to be on anti-depressants or anti-psychotics. Not everyone who owns guns is mentally disturbed, but every mass shooter is, so let’s just stop those people from buying guns, right?
Obama intends to do just that. Reuters reports today that the Obama administration is preparing to “tweak” health privacy laws in order to beef up the number of names on the gun “no buy” list with “people who have received treatment” for mental illnesses.
President Barack Obama said he wants to see state governments contribute more names of people barred from buying guns to the database, part of a sweeping set of executive actions he announced after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December.
The database, called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, is used by gun dealers to check whether a potential buyer is prohibited from owning a gun.