ObamaCare Could DISARM MILLIONS of Gun Owners ~ Video

By Larry Pratt

ObamaCare Screw
ObamaCare Screw
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America has long warned about the danger that ObamaCare poses to gun owners.

The Daily Caller recently reported on a “shocking government program” where the Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming American vets by getting them put on the FBI’s background check list.

Of course, this was not “shocking” to Gun Owners of America, as we have long warned about the dangers of using medical information to disarm law-abiding citizens.

The Daily Caller said, “The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids.”

Sadly, this problem is only going to get worse, as ObamaCare funds the computerization of medical records on ALL AMERICANS. So now, millions of Americans could find themselves denied their right to buy firearms because of medical diagnoses such as PTSD or depression.

But you won’t even have to suffer from a “medical issue” to be denied. According to USA Today, the ability to “cut and paste” from one record to another can lead to potentially dangerous medical errors in the database. And for gun owners, this means wrongful denials when submitting to instant background checks while trying to buy guns.

A system this fraught with difficulties raises concerns about privacy. This has been the big concern of Gun Owners of America from the time ObamaCare was proposed. Namely, that medical records will not be secure, and that they will end up being misused — or erroneously applied — to deny gun purchases based on diagnoses that have nothing to do with the person being a threat to self of others.

The rollout of ObamaCare was not only flawed, but records of hacking surfaced shortly after the system was operational. Adding to this insult is the expense. Costs per doctor for setting up a system for computerizing medical data have been capped at $44,000, even though the actual costs have ranged between $100,000 and $200,000.

No wonder that thirty-seven medical societies sent a letter to Health and Human Services warning against the government’s certification program which is using a records system that is cumbersome, decreases efficiency and can present safety problems for patients. Eighteen medical societies in New York have asked for a year-long delay in the requirement that all prescriptions be processed electronically.

Many of the computer systems in use for medical recordkeeping don’t communicate with each other. For gun owners that is likely a good thing, but for medical patients that puts us back to the 20th century, where one doctor’s office had to call another’s.

While these bugs may eventually be worked out, we need to get rid of the Instant Background Check which permits the federal government to illegally retain the names and addresses of gun owners making purchases from federally licensed dealers. Doing the background checks does not fight crime, but it sure jeopardizes gun owners.

And the ability to match diagnoses of medical issues with gun owners will cost many a gun owner his firearms without their day in court.

Larry Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, a gun rights lobby representing more than one million members and activists.

 

About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

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whaddacrock
whaddacrock
6 years ago

The headline of this article is misleading. “ObamaCare Could DISARM MILLIONS of Gun Owners”. I contend the headline SHOULD read: “ObamaCare Could Create MILLIONS of New Criminals”…

Sovereign Man
Sovereign Man
6 years ago

Rebecca Peters is the UN sob who is funded by billions of dollars by non other that George Soros and all the other communist socialists who have crept into politics that are spearheading the NWO. This nation is ran by corporations private for-profit corporations like the fed reserve and UNITED STATES INC. America needs to wake up and unite to restore the Republic. Obama with his stolen social security card needs to be hung for treason and aiding and abetting terrorists. They trained and funded ISIS and armed rebels out of Bengazi to overthrow Gadafi, who was going to introduce… Read more »

mikrat
mikrat
6 years ago
Reply to  Sovereign Man

Exactly – And no Republicriminal will make it better as they are funded by the same.

Nickname
Nickname
6 years ago

So that’s what obamacared was all about? One database to mine and de-arm all vets and take down America once and for all.

How can our own FBI military and government do this? Under one condition. THEY ARE not your military, government, or FBI if they do this to US.

MaryB
MaryB
6 years ago

They can have my guns one bullet at a time! I wold tell them to go get a search warrant and get the hell off my property. When they came back it would be the start of the second civil war!

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

It won’t post my comments. Tried five or so times…….

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

Exhibit PTSD symptoms or ANY depression and one of the questions is, “Can you perform daily activities?” or “Do you need help doing standard activities such as paying your bills?” Most married men will quip, “Oh I don’t do that, the wife takes care of it.” That singular response can be (and has been/still is) interpreted as “incapable of handling to finances.” As soon as this happens the VA can appoint a fiduciary to manage your finances or require you to seek one. The other downside is the report to the FBI and ATF regarding this means your 2nd Amendment… Read more »

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Exhibit PTSD symptoms or any depression and one of their questions is, “Can you perform daily activities?” or “Do you need help doing standard activities such as paying your bills?” Most married men will quip, “Oh I don’t do that, the wife takes care of it.” That singular response can be (and has been/still is) interpreted as “incapable of handling to finances.” As soon as this happens the VA can appoint a fiduciary to manage your finances or require you to seek one. The other downside is the report to the FBI and ATF regarding this means your 2nd Amendment… Read more »

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Secundius, neither did mine. However it isn’t about if you have a firearm, it is about a doctor arbitrarily saying you can’t. Exhibit PTSD symptoms or any depression and one of their questions is, “Can you perform daily activities?” or “Do you need help doing standard activities such as paying your bills?” Most married men will quip, “Oh I don’t do that, the wife takes care of it.” That singular response can be (and has been/still is) interpreted as “incapable of handling to finances.” As soon as this happens the VA can appoint a fiduciary to manage your finances or… Read more »

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Most shooters do NOT have mental illness it is the long heirs dems and do gooders you need to look out for.

jamie
jamie
6 years ago

Most of the active shooters had some type of mental illness. If you have a mental illness maybe you shouldn’t have a gun. But still there should be a process where you can get your rights restored if you are stable and have a dr.’s signature.

TRUTH BE TOLD
TRUTH BE TOLD
6 years ago

You take the guns from american soldiers so the un dicks wont have as hard of time…… obama scum

Secundius
Secundius
6 years ago

Funny, I don’t recall my Medical Questionnaire, ever asking me about how many Gun’s I Owned…

Doorman
Doorman
6 years ago
Reply to  Secundius

Neither did mine. However it isn’t about IF you have a firearm, it is about a doctor arbitrarily saying you can’t. Exhibit PTSD symptoms or any depression and one of their questions is, “Can you perform daily activities?” or “Do you need help doing standard activities such as paying your bills?” Most married men will quip, “Oh I don’t do that, the wife takes care of it.” That singular response can be (has been, and still is) interpreted as “incapable of handling finances.” As soon as this happens the VA can appoint a fiduciary to manage your finances or require… Read more »

TSgt B
TSgt B
6 years ago
Reply to  Doorman

THAT IS WHY YOU NEVER, EVER, EVER!!!!!!!!!!! REGISTER A FIREARM WITH “GOVERNMENT”. PERIOD!

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

They fear the thought of armed experienced revolutionaries that can say enough oppression Mr President.

Devon Drake
Devon Drake
6 years ago
Reply to  Eric

Enough of the Globalist Banker satanist “installed” Nazi concubines. Hang the Bankers and peace begins.

don
don
6 years ago
Reply to  Devon Drake

Well put.

diamondearthday57
diamondearthday57
6 years ago

My thoughts are, as soon as people grasp that this is not about a working or functional system to help. The people that designed this only have one thing on their agenda and it comes down to one word. CONTROL. To control the America that we know has another one word design. DISARMAMENT. Because there is no conceivable way to have the one without the other. The saddest thing is they use the military when they deem fit but loath them all the time none the less. It is just another slap in the face. Law enforcement personnel will be… Read more »