2nd Amendment: “Clear and Present Danger” in Illinois
Concealed carry law allows doctors to make call on gun ownership
May 14, 2014
An Infowars.com reader has emailed a brochure released by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). The brochure describes the responsibility of doctors and health care professionals under the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System as part of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (PA 98-063). The law requires clinicians and facilities to report patients who own firearms they believe pose a “clear and present danger” to themselves or others.
“IDHS must be notified of anyone who communicates a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably identifiable victim or poses a clear and imminent risk of serious physical injury to himself, herself or another person; or who demonstrates threatening physical or verbal behavior, such as violent, suicidal, or assaultive threats, actions, or other behavior as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist or qualified examiner,” explains an IDHS web page.
IDHS and the state of Illinois have attached the requirement to the issuance of a concealed carry license and a Firearm Owner’s Identification card. “The new concealed carry law broadens the scope of the Illinois FOID Mental Health Reporting System, both in terms of who must report and what information they must report,” IDHS Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler said in January.
It also broadens the ability by the state to deny Illinois residents the right to practice the Second Amendment if a doctor or other health care professional makes a subjective decision declaring an individual a “clear and present danger” to society.