By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Our 2nd Amendment is about is more than just guns. It is about casting off those who would enslave us. It is about daily breathing the blessed air of freedom, with all it’s disappointments and responsibilities. It is about individual accountability and personal independence.” ~ Ranchhod
Under BHO’s new plan intended to drastically reduce the number of Americans who will be allowed to purchase and keep guns, state agencies, the VA, even the Social Security Administration will be required to provide the FBI with heretofore private and “protected” health information of individual citizens.
Those people sought treatment with the understanding that all information would be kept private. Another broken promise!
The consequence is predictable!
Anyone who has ever sought treatment, even counseling, for emotional issues, even talking with a marriage counselor, will now be perfunctorily “ flagged.” This includes thousands, probably millions, of my fellow military veterans currently being treated successfully for brain injury, and who receive both VA disability benefits and SSDI benefits from the SSA.
When any of them now go to an FFL Dealer to buy a handgun, rifle, or shotgun, they will discover that they have been arbitrarily (and indefinitely) disenfranchised, converted to second-class citizens, no longer permitted to enjoy the rights of a free American.
In order to legally buy and possess a gun, they’ll now have to “prove” they’re NOT crazy. I’m not at all sure how that is done!
The predictable result will be that people, including veterans and LEOs, who need, and would benefit from, emotional counseling will not seek it, not wanting their rights and liberty capriciously taken from them. Instead, they’ll seek informal counsel (where no record is kept), or not seek help at all.
A nameless, unaccountable, unaccessible, bureaucrat, cloistered within some federal high-rise, arbitrarily decides you shouldn’t have a gun, based on a few lines on a piece of paper. All “due process” is bypassed.
Here we go, down the slippery slope to serfdom! . Veterans, from 18 to 90, may end up marching on Washington, as did the “Bonus Army” back when Hoover was President!
Again, “due process” is in our Constitution for good reason! Be always suspicions of motives of smooth-talking (even weeping) politicians who insist it needs to be swept aside, always, of course, for the loftiest of reasons!
“I have little interest in ‘streamlining’ government, nor in making it ‘ more efficient,’ for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to ‘ promote welfare,’ for I propose to extend Freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to our Constitution, or have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people unwarranted burdens. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether it is Constitutionally permissible. And, when attacked for ‘neglecting my constituents’ ‘interests,’ I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is Liberty, and in that cause I am doing the best I can.” ~ Barry Goldwater
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Don’t worry. The check is in the mail to reimburse you for the rights you lose… signed by Obama.
ISIS May be right when they say they are going to kill Obama. It may be even easier than they think as I doubt very seriously if any Secrete Service person would take a bullet for him.
I may be all wrong but the US Constitution CLEARLY states that the people have a R I G H T to DUE PROCESS in matters like this and other matters in, I think, the 14th or 15 Amendment and maybe one or two others as well. My advice would be to all people denied their 2nd Amendment RIGHTS, to get a lawyer and find out what you need to do to get your rights back and to file a suit against the agency, SS or VA, that signaled you as a mentally deficient person and go after them big… Read more »
You are thinking right. I saw this light about 2 or 3 years ago regarding the VA and decided not to tell them anything other than about my physical health. I am so lucky that I have not had mental health issues. The Psych. did assess me for PTSD and said I did not have it. In any event, my advise is keep silent, do not discuss guns or associated subjects.
I’m a Vet about to buy a sidearm and abtain a CCW permit. Now it appears the government is gonna do their best to keep this from happening. I don’t believe I have any negative info in my VA file but you never know how these people interpret anything.
Another “Guilty until proven innocent.” moment brought to you by criminals in government. First, who is truly qualified to make these ‘genera’ decisions? Second who confirms them appropriately. Third if there is no process already in place to redress the situation, it cannot be legal. Committing a felony is enough to lose certain rights. Yet often those felonies are not clearly defined and rely on the individual passing the sentence, Who checks the mental and drugged state of the decision makers? Why are judges exempt from urinalysis? Why are politicians obviously ABOVE THE LAW? Why can sociopathetic serial liars be… Read more »
This is just the beginning to take guns from all Americans. One reason turns to another which turns into thousands.
Speaking as one of the above mentioned ‘disabled veterans’…….I am very concerned as to where this attempt to disarm is leading! A 1/28 Infantry, ’68 – ’69 RVN……