21 Feb 18
Today, even DJT was talking publically about “tougher” background checks for potential gun-buyers.
Of course, we are never told.
But, at least some of us ask:
Should NICS now have access to prescription drug records of any American who wants to buy a gun, a change that will effectively shred HIPPA?
In NYS, they already do! NY State Police stormed the home of a duly-licensed NYS CCW Permit holder last year and seized all his guns. He had a single prescription for lorazepam (Ativan). It was prescribed to briefly treat anxiety after his mother died. That State never revealed how they knew about the prescription.
His guns were eventually returned to him, but only after expensive and lengthy litigation. They never would have been returned otherwise!
So, will Second Amendment rights now be stripped from anyone who has ever had a prescription for any drug that can be called “psychotropic?” Does this include all pain medications, sleeping pills, diet pills, tranquilizers, blood-pressure medication?
How about “psychological counseling?” Will anyone who has ever seen a marriage councilor, or found it necessary to go to “confession” at a Catholic church, now be considered “mentally ill,” and thus barred from owning a gun?
Will Service-Service and State-Department bodyguards, who provide security for various politicians and dignitaries, be exempted? If not, half of them (probably most of them) will have to be disarmed!
I wonder if DJT is asking these inconvenient questions of the hoard of incoherent, gun-hating fanatics currently storming Washington DC!
For one, I have no tolerance for intellectual dishonesty, nor double-standards, nor “emotional reasoning.”
If this current generation of demoniac gun-haters displayed even a glimmer of intellectual honesty, we might be able to have a conversation. But as we see, they don’t!
“People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart, which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide reasoning that will defend it.”
Anthony de Mello