While gun owners have been fixated on threats to ban “assault weapons” and virtually every other sort of semi-automatic rifle and pistol, Barack Obama and Regime gun confiscationists have quietly advanced a far more insidious assault on 2nd Amendment rights.
In New York State, the thoroughly unconstitutional SAFE Act is responsible for the confiscation of Pistol Owner ID Cards (one needs a state approved ID Card to own a pistol in the Empire State) along with pistols themselves. And the gun owners currently being honored with this violation of their right to keep and bear arms “…have been discovered to have been prescribed …different types of psychotropic drugs, such as those for Depression or Anxiety.”
In short, “…unknown sources have seen fit to take it upon themselves to share confidential medical records with NY State Officials without authorization, a massive HIPPA violation.” Lists of users of prescribed medications have been illegally supplied to NY officials, where they are compared with lists of New York’s holders of Pistol Owner ID Cards. Anyone on the left still want to suggest that national firearm registration by Big Brother would not really represent a danger to 2nd Amendment rights?
And how will the Regime apply such illegally acquired medical information to the violation of 2nd Amendment rights on the national stage? Last year, voters in Colorado and Washington State decided to ignore federal law by legalizing marijuana use in the 2 states. Did the Obama Department of Justice launch immediate legal action against the two states as they had against Arizona when that state chose to ENFORCE federal immigration law? Uh, no. In fact, attorneys for the Congressional Research Service made it clear that the federal government could exercise great “flexibility” in prosecuting citizens of Washington or Colorado for marijuana use.
However, these Regime attorneys were QUITE certain “…that federal firearms regulators will be aggressive about banning anyone who uses marijuana from buying – or possessing – a weapon.” Rest assured that the names of marijuana users will be collected by both states and turned over to the FBI, where they will be included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), making it impossible for these individuals to purchase a firearm.
And will Americans insured under ObamaCare also have their personal information on drug use become part of a national database? Will the use of marijuana in 1994, recently confessed to an ObamaCare physician, eliminate an individual from consideration for the purchase of a firearm?
Make no mistake: the Obama Regime will use any means (and any excuse) to prevent American citizens from owning a gun. The criminal misuse of medical records will become a standard method of banning gun ownership.
The left realize that banning guns is far too dangerous a tack at the present time. So Regime minions have decided to aggressively ban owners.
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