The Obamacare Precedent: The Second Amendment is Next
June 30, 2012
June 29, 2012
Now that government employees in black robes have upheld Obamacare and shifted compliance over to thugs at the IRS, we can expect further encroachments on our constitutional rights. The Obamacare precedent has emboldened a tyrannical federal government.
Gun Owners of America notes that the law requires the medical information of all Americans to be entered in a database and argues that this will be used against legal gun owners.
“Centralizing these medical records will allow the FBI to troll a list of Americans for ailments such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to deny them their gun rights, in the same way that the Veterans Administration has already denied more than 150,000 veterans their right to bear arms,” GOA writes.
PTSD is only the beginning. There are any number of medical conditions the government will ultimately cite in order to restrict gun ownership.
Medical care providers now routinely ask patients if there are “guns in the home” and this information is added to medical records.
In Tennessee, legislators were so concerned about this prospect they introduced House Bill 2672 in January. It forbids health care providers from asking if a “patient or the family member owns, possesses or stores a firearm or ammunition unless the practitioner in good faith believes that the inquiry is relevant to the patient’s medical care or safety, or to the safety of others.” Unfortunately, the bill failed to make it out of a judiciary subcommittee in March.
The government continues to concoct excuses to deny gun ownership for medical reasons. In October, for instance, the Justice Department sent letters to federally registered and licensed gun dealers instructing them not to sell guns and ammo to medical marijuana card holders.
“Any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether or not his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or is addicted to a controlled substance and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition,” Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director for Enforcement Programs and Services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, wrote in the memo.
The medical establishment has pushed an anti-gun agenda for decades. “Over the years, the entrenched medical/public-health establishment, acting as a willing accomplice of the gun-control lobby has conducted politicized, results-oriented gun (control) research based on what can only be characterized as junk science,” writes Miguel A. Faria Jr., a medical doctor.
More than a decade ago, Faria explained how the CDC and the health care establishment attempted to turn gun violence into a medical issue and worked hand-in-hand with government to build the case for not only gun restriction but confiscation.
Now that the medical establishment and the federal government are bound together through the tyrannical tendrils of Obamacare, it seems more than likely the anti-gun agenda will take up the mantle of public safety and health as they work to deny us the fundamental right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Obamacare, after all, is about control, not health care. A control freak federal government is determined to micromanage every aspect of our lives. In order to successfully do this it must disarm the public and ensure that resistance is indeed futile.