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Barack Obama’s Executive Action on gun control allows doctors to report patients to the FBI without consent

January 5, 2016

  Earlier today Barack Obama announced his long-awaited Executive Actions on gun control and as expected they included an expansion of background checks. It is hard argue that there should be no background checks but the dirty little secret is that most purchases already were subjected to background checks. However also included in his Executive Actions was something that I find troubling indeed.

  According to this article doctors can now report patients to the FBI without their knowledge or consent. Here is more:

While President Barack Obama’s planned executive action aimed at decreasing gun violence does include a plan for easier access to mental health care, it also calls for doctors to report mentally ill patients to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to details of the plan released by the White House, the rule allows for the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any barriers that could prevent health care providers from reporting patients with mental illnesses in order to disqualify those individuals from obtaining a firearm.

  Of course that barrier is the privacy of the patient, something I always thought was sacred, but here is more:

“Under this final rule, only covered entities with lawful authority to make the adjudications or commitment decisions that make individuals subject to the federal mental health prohibitor, or that serve as repositories of information for the [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] reporting purposes are permitted to disclose the information needed for these purposes,” a summary of the rule states. “The disclosure is restricted to limited demographic and certain other information needed for NICS purposes. The rule specifically prohibits the disclosure of diagnostic or clinical information, from medical records or other sources, and any mental health information beyond the indication that the individual is subject to the Federal mental health prohibitor.”

As Politico reported, the 1993 Brady law already prohibits individuals who have been involuntarily committed, found incompetent to stand trial or deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others from owning a gun. However, federal health care privacy rules do prohibit doctors and other health care professionals from sharing information regarding the mental health of patients without the patient’s consent.

  So basically, as I already wrote, the law has been changed and now the HIPPA rights of certain people have been disregarded. No longer can a person count on doctor/patient privilege. I wonder how many people will now not seek the help they need due to this law change…

  But don’t worry this only applies to a “limited demographic” and as the head of Mental Health America, an organization which is supposed to look out for the rights of mental health patients, said “That could be a barn door opened quite wide if an administration really wanted to open it, and they didn’t.”  I guess some mental health patients have more rights than others.

  But the bigger issue here is that while the door was not thrown open it was opened and we all know what happens when the government opens a door slightly–it is only a matter of time before the door opens wider and wider. This is just the beginning…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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  1. January 5, 2016 8:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

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    • January 5, 2016 8:31 pm

      Thank you.

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      • January 5, 2016 8:33 pm

        You’re welcome.

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  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    January 5, 2016 8:34 pm

    308 days until the election.

    Campaign

    Vote for one of our guys, even if you have to hold your nose.

    At this time, staging a protest vote is tantamount to voting for Hilary.

    This one is pretty much our last chance to stop Obama and his insane followers before things get even worse. We’re on the bleeding edge of collapse right now, so take your best guess at just what worse means.

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    • January 5, 2016 8:39 pm

      Hillary has already said she would uphold these EOs, not that we are surprised. Hopefully the courts will throw this out but we cannot count on that either, any Republican would reverse these orders in my opinion.

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 5, 2016 8:58 pm

      You are so right, Dr. J! If people sit out, the Democrats will win. If it is not Trump or Cruz, I will have a hard time pulling that lever, but pull it I will do all the same…I cannot imagine what a Clinton or Sanders presidency would be like, but now that I think about, can it be worse than what we already have….? Then I have to smack myself and say “why yes, yes it can”! Communist or Socialist? What a choice that would have to be!

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      • January 5, 2016 9:15 pm

        We saw this happen in 2008 and 2012, if it happens again we know what the end result will be. Can it be worse? I really do not want to find out…

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  3. josiahe permalink
    January 5, 2016 8:45 pm

    This was easy to see coming!

    Admit that you’re going through depression or that you “hear voices” or that you think the government is ‘out to get you’ (true or not) and your doctor may report you …

    Of course, this is the same sort of tactic by which dissidents were sent to gulags in the USSR, but what the heck; Obama’s not Stalin and he can be trusted – he has the good of all at heart, and is smarter than everyone else, … right?

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    • January 5, 2016 8:53 pm

      And didn’t you hear? Obama taught Constitutional law so he would never do anything to trample the rights of the people. 😉 This is scary because we know this is only the beginning. Obama has been urging people to report their neighbors for years, this is just the next logical step but it is not the last one…

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      • January 6, 2016 12:47 pm

        Your comment brings to ChemTrails … how they pollute the air with metals and harmful things to our bodies and eco life. They cloud the sky to detour sunlight (truth) from reaching us and call it progress. That mindset is not only creepy but life-sucking and that the lure for those in control, more, more and more! Call in the Calvary!

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      • January 6, 2016 8:13 pm

        I have not really looked into the chemtrails yet but it is probably something I should look into!

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 5, 2016 9:03 pm

      You know this medical/doctor thing sounds an awful lot like “PROFILING” to me. Are we supposed to be profiling? I thought that was a big NO NO! Did the rules change over night or something? No one told me, guess I did not get the memo!

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      • January 5, 2016 9:16 pm

        It all depends on who you are profiling I guess…

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    • January 6, 2016 1:17 pm

      Those left who try to learn from history … aren’t those the ones that need to go! One thing the minions don’t consider is why it took all this time to get to this point. Meaning there’s been opposition to them ever since God broke up Tower of Babel (the same ‘one’ world thinking). I guess they feel they’re on the downhill run now, with CERN and NSA worldwide, etc. But, sometimes just like the new Bond movie it only takes one or two to foil their plans!
      This isn’t ‘exactly’ like what’s going on but at least they’re on our side!

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      • January 6, 2016 8:18 pm

        It might not be exactly right Zip but it is pretty close! Both sides working together keeping us pitted against each other!

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 6, 2016 7:43 pm

      No matter what “reply” I click on, it still takes me to this spot………

      Josiahe, Obama IS smarter than all of us put together, didn’t you get that memo? He lets us know that any time he can….

      Steve. do we actually have proof that Obama was an actual Professor? I heard he was some type of an instructor, a far cry from being a Constitutional Scholar, or Professor. We really do not even know IF he was a student or IF he graduated…so much for knowing anything about this fake.

      Zip, those damn Chem Trails probably have stuff in them that we do not want to know about….there are always alot over the Little Rock area for some reason. I see them around St. Louis, but at different times, so they are probably “calming us down” with who knows what. Sounds strange, but just might be true.

      Zip, brings to mind in the film Fahrenheit 451, they had people that memorized 1 book and they were out on the outskirts of town, that is the only way that the “books” knowledge was saved for the future….guess we had best start reading.

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      • January 6, 2016 8:21 pm

        Something funny is happening here on WordPress every so often, last week my comments to other comments were appearing above the comment I replied to. I don’t know what is going on.
        I have no proof he taught Constitutional law, I was just paraphrasing what he said. If he did teach Constitutional law I am sure it was a perverted version of the truth.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        January 10, 2016 9:21 pm

        Obama was never an actual professor (no PhD for one thing). I forget his actual title, but he was essentially a high grade teaching assistant who gave lectures. It was short term and temporary. It was just a McJob with no particular skills needed.

        Research his exact title if you like. Obama claiming to be a professor of Constitutional law is just another one of his lies.

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  4. MaddMedic permalink
    January 5, 2016 10:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

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    • January 6, 2016 6:29 am

      Thank you for the reblog!

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