Bailout and social agenda’s: Gun Control

Well, you knew it was hidden away somewhere in the Obama wealth transfer AKA the Porkulus Scam.

Pork” Bailout Bill Could Ban Guns For Millions Of Americans
— Ask your Senators to oppose HR 1

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

“HR 1 is about more than just pork. Millions of gun owners stand to
lose their gun rights without any due process.” — Larry Pratt, GOA
Executive Director

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Obama administration is putting a lot of pressure on Congress to
slam through the most recent $800+ billion bailout package before anyone
has an opportunity to read it.

The Obama administration intones that the details are unimportant. The
only thing that matters is the “bigness.” And, by shipping a
bill of
nearly $900 billion (plus interest) to our children and grandchildren,
the package is really, really big — bigger, in fact, than the budget of
our entire government for the first 170 years of our country’s
existence.

But now that some of the details are finally starting to leak out of
Washington, Gun Owners — and a lot of other analysts — are beginning
to look at the fine print. And some of it is particularly scary.

Of particular concern to gun owners are sections 13101 through 13434 of
HR 1, which would set up the infrastructure to computerize the medical
records of ALL AMERICANS in a government-coordinated database.

True, the bill doesn’t mandate that the data will be in a giant computer
under the Oval Office. But it does mandate that your medical records be
reduced to a computerized form which is available to it in a second.

This it would do by establishing a National Coordinator for Health
Information Technology — tasked with, among other things, “providing
information to help guide medical decisions at the time and place of
care.”

It should be scary enough that a government bureaucrat is directed by
statute to try to influence your doctor’s decisions with respect to your
medical care.

But of even greater concern to gun owners is the fact that a
government-coordinated database (which government can freely access)
will now contain all records of government-provided and private
psychiatric treatment — including, in particular, the drugs which were
prescribed.

Remember last year’s “NICS Improvement Act” — otherwise
known as the
Veterans Disarmament Act? This law codified ATF’s attempts to make you
a prohibited person on the basis of a government psychiatrist’s finding
that you are a “danger” — without a finding by any court. Well,
roughly 150,000 battle-scarred veterans have already been unfairly
stripped of their gun rights by the government.

But people who, as kids, were diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Disorder… or seniors with Alzheimer’s… or police with Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder… or people who are now theoretically covered by the
new law… these people have, generally, not suffered the consequences
of its sanctions — YET. And the chief reason is that their records are
not easily available to the government in a central, easily retrievable,
computerized form.

The bailout bill would change all of that. It would push increasingly
hard to force your private psychiatrist or government-sanctioned
psychiatrist to turn over your psychiatric records to a massive
database. This would be mandated immediately if your doctor does
business with the government.

This would supposedly save Medicare money in connection with medical
treatment. And, the sponsors insist, they would work very hard to
protect your privacy.

But this turns the concept of “privacy” on its head. The
privacy which
is MOST important is privacy from the prying eyes of government — not
privacy of government data against the prying eyes of others. After
all, many government data bases have been hacked in recent years, with
mountains of information stolen.

So, once the government has access to these computerized psychiatric
records, the stage will be set for using that database to take away the
gun rights of those with Alzheimer’s, those with ADD, and those with
PTSD.

ACTION: Write your two senators. Urge them to vote against the bailout
bill (HR 1) until it is stripped of provisions which would turn your
psychiatric records over to a central government-coordinated database
against your will — without you getting your day in court.

You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the
pre-written e-mail message below.

—– Prewritten Letter —–

Dear Senator:

I am particularly concerned about sections 13101 through 13434 of the
new bailout bill (HR 1). These sections would set up the infrastructure
to computerize the medical records of ALL AMERICANS in a
government-coordinated database, including psychiatric records.

It is scary enough that a government bureaucrat is directed by statute
to try to influence my doctor’s decisions with respect to my medical
care.

But of even greater concern to gun owners is the fact that a
government-coordinated database will now contain all records of
government-provided and private psychiatric treatment.

Last year’s “NICS Improvement Act” codified ATF’s attempts to
make a
person a prohibited person on the basis of a government psychiatrist’s
finding that he is a “danger” — without a finding by any
court. Well,
roughly 150,000 battle-scarred veterans have already been unfairly
stripped of their gun rights by the government.

Now, this new government-coordinated database threatens the gun rights
of people who, as kids, were diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Disorder… seniors with Alzheimer’s… police with Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder… and many other law-abiding Americans.

Please vote against cloture on HR 1 until this provision is removed.

Sincerely,

****************************

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8 Responses to “Bailout and social agenda’s: Gun Control”

  1. Jonathan Simeone Says:

    I can see why people should be concerned about the privacy aspects of all of our health records being in a database. But I believe that the government should take steps to deny guns to people with PTSD–or any other condition that makes them more likely to be a danger. And just because there are potential problems with a health care records database, we should not dismiss the entire project. The reality is that America needs to do everything it can to save money on health care; if creating a database will do that, then I’m alll for it.

    American Reality

  2. Patrick Sperry Says:

    And you obviously have never been in the health care field. Patient confidentiality is number one in medical ethics.

    As for the PTSD issue, if it really is that bad, then go get a court order. One that needs to be reevaluated in a timely manner. Subject to scrutiny by other professionals. Other wise the ban becomes permanent, like the ex post facto portion of the Lautenberg Domestic Violence law.

    Not to mention misdiagnosis as is all too often the situation with children with ADHD by example.

  3. Tom Says:

    “The reality is that America needs to do everything it can to save money on health care; if creating a database will do that, then I’m alll for it.”

    Why is it in cases of oil companies there are hearings over price gouging, but in the medical field not a single Fing peep. We’re talking the “right” to healthcare where government intervention has led to $30 tylenol, and I’m talking PER PILL. What’s the most basic hospital bed run per night?

    Saving money on healthcare does not, can not by definition mean giving it up to the hands of a centralized government that must collect your money to pay for additional levels of regulation and interference before a doctor can treat you. You have just added how many people to the pay roll? Explain to me how that reduces costs. Please.

    Yes, lets give it to the government so they can catalog, cross reference, and flag anyone they don’t like. Let them open up records to 600,000 entities, who they ARE we don’t know I might add, for “studies” You think anyone with ties to joyce might be on that list? Imagine a COUNTRY full of “Joe the plumbers”, with over a half million groups employing God knows how many leftists who will have no problem digging.

  4. lukemcgook Says:

    Good catch. I hadn’t thought of the gun control implications of Porkulus. Hell, they could end up yanking the gun rights of people who are on medications with side effects, never medications for an actual psychiatric diagnosis.

  5. lukemcgook Says:

    Read “never mind medications for …”

  6. Patrick Sperry Says:

    I knew what you meant Luke! :D

    Here’s the thing IMO. As always, the devil, is in the details. There are always intertwining factors and other things that appear not to be what they actually are. What was just passed ( I’m typing this Saturday morning) makes it possible to ban any and all people forever from being able to properly and effectively defend themselves and others. Read the fine print; ever taken a narcotic post treatment? It doesn’t matter that your physician or dentist ordered it. You are now a drug addict. Think that can’t happen? That you couldn’t be erroneously classified as an undesirable individual? Well, it’s already established as precedent. How so..? Have you “ever” had an A.M. drink? Well, according to most ETOH evaluations, you are an “alcoholic.” To think, because you stayed up and celebrated New Years Eve, and had a sip of champagne you are an alcoholic! Don’t even get me started on Court ordered “counseling”

  7. ttrishstar Says:

    I am tired of hearing there is a problem with health care. This is mass histeria create by the thugs in washington and the asses of masses media. I do not need government to determine my kind of health care. I do not belive in socialized medicine. Look at other countries we have the best care in the United States. How is the government going to make it better? by dictating who should live and die. Government is not the solution but the problem. get the illegals from getting free health care and having god knows how many kids our health systems is being depleded by illegals and americans are suffering.people better start thinking before they let these thugs into their private lifes. Any hacker would be able to access your files look at the times were government files on our veterans and were lost because some idiot employee lost the computer with the information on it. those of you who rely on the Goverment obviously can not think or do for yourself. I can I do not need these idiots telling me what I can eat, drive, wear or do!!

  8. Patrick Sperry Says:

    I can’t argue with any of that!

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