It is being leaked that the Toomey-Manchin proposal on gun control will contain a provision allowing doctors to place people receiving mental health on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without the patients knowledge.
First of all, why does this information have to be “leaked”? Why isn’t this bill being openly debated so the people, through their representatives can have input? What happened to transparency – even on the Republican’s side?
If it is true, regarding the mental health portion of the Toomey-Manchin bill, Republicans and Democrats alike are enabling the Soviet-style act of linking health care to the restriction of liberty. Imagine when you visited a doctor five years ago for postpartum depression, they put you on a list of people too crazy to be trusted with a gun? This is right out of the Marxist playbook, my friend. They’ve already linked Veterans, people who are pro-life, and Tea Party activists who are pro-Constitution as being potential terrorist threats; and now, just visiting a therapist can put you on the wrong list, anonymously.
Further, if you are someone thinking about getting help for mental or psychological issues, and you believed that doing so could potentially restrict your rights under The Constitution, would it make you think twice? I know I would. The idea that our Representatives would even be considering a plan to put doctors in charge of such a decision is borderline science fiction. But here we are, facing oppression once again because the Obama Administration didn’t let yet another crisis go to waste.
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