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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 07:07 AM
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Congress Poised to Strip 2nd Amendment Rights
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Congress Poised to Strip 2nd Amendment Rights
By TheTower -

H.R.2640 has passed the House with an unrecorded voice vote, and is slated to enter the Senate under a unanimous consent agreement to limit debate. This will, in effect, steamroll the passage of a bill that will serve to strip 2nd Amendment liberties away from citizens diagnosed with mental illnesses.

The bill aims to ease the transfer of mental health records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database. It will effectively criminalize "a person has been adjudicated as mentally defective or committed to a mental institution" and permanently revoke their ability to own or purchase a firearm. This overly-broad term will criminalize a wide range of mental illnesses, including ADHD, Alzheimer's Syndrome, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Another source of data will be the records of students identified with behavioral disabilities under the IDEA Program.

This bill is being referred to as the "McCarthy Bill" and is on its way to the Senate floor.
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  -Congress Poised to Strip 2nd Amendment Rights kpete  Oct-02-07 07:07 AM   #0 
  - Holy deliberately misleading headlines, Batman!  BlooInBloo   Oct-02-07 07:08 AM   #1 
  - Agreed. I was actually thinking that hell had frozen over.  progpen   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #4 
  - It's ok - it's just some Libertarian Party hack being presented as "news".  BlooInBloo   Oct-02-07 07:13 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, the giveaway in the story . . . "effectively"  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 07:52 AM   #11 
  - "unreasonable infringement"  Squatch   Oct-02-07 08:03 AM   #16 
     - As a public service  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 08:26 AM   #19 
        - You forgot to italicize the entire phrase  Squatch   Oct-02-07 08:30 AM   #20 
           - Well, in order to be "well-regulated . . ."  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 08:49 AM   #23 
              - You don't know what well-regulated means.  IMModerate   Oct-02-07 09:26 AM   #27 
              - Would you be ok with....  FyurFly   Oct-02-07 01:22 PM   #40 
  - HILARIOUS post.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-02-07 08:31 AM   #21 
  - Looks like Pelosi has more than thrown in the towel. She's gone over to the other side!  berni_mccoy   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #2 
  - ADHD? You've got to be kidding...  hlthe2b   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #3 
  - As I understand, this will include Military veterans who have suffered from PTSD. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-02-07 07:18 AM   #6 
  - I'm a gun owner and I don't see how keeping guns away....  MilesColtrane   Oct-02-07 07:25 AM   #7 
  - it`s never going to make it through the senate  madrchsod   Oct-02-07 07:46 AM   #8 
  - I Doubt That Mental Health Advocates Can Make a Case For  Demeter   Oct-02-07 07:49 AM   #9 
  - That would make a great bumber sticker:  mainegreen   Oct-02-07 08:02 AM   #15 
  - Depends on what people mean by the term.  mmonk   Oct-02-07 08:53 AM   #24 
  - By mental health advocates maybe  DuStrange   Oct-02-07 08:36 AM   #22 
     - i see that i was wrong on this fact.  madrchsod   Oct-02-07 10:14 AM   #29 
  - If you outlaw gun-toting crazies, the only crazies with guns will be outlaws?  jpgray   Oct-02-07 07:51 AM   #10 
  - The right to keep and bear arms is a civil right. Will those with mental illnesses be denied the  jody   Oct-02-07 08:00 AM   #12 
  - "Why not let them own grenade launchers?" If we're going reductio ad absurdum, let's go both ways  jpgray   Oct-02-07 08:01 AM   #14 
  - Why laugh at denying law-abiding citizens who have been diagnosed with mental illness their civil  jody   Oct-02-07 08:04 AM   #17 
  - Because "why not just deny all their rights" is a dishonest, ridiculous argument  jpgray   Oct-02-07 08:09 AM   #18 
     - I assume you know the right to keep and bear arms is an inalienable right and as such government  jody   Oct-02-07 12:08 PM   #31 
  - Just nit-picking, but legally, you CAN own a grenade launcher with the right paperwork  NickB79   Oct-02-07 01:34 PM   #41 
  - as a relative of someone diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia,  ima_sinnic   Oct-02-07 09:20 AM   #26 
  - I agree with your special case. I have a close friend who has been diagnosed with PTSD. We hunt  jody   Oct-02-07 12:10 PM   #32 
  - I haven't been this pissed off...  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-02-07 12:40 PM   #36 
     - Why do you ignore the point I made? Among other things, veterans with PTSD which is a subjective  jody   Oct-02-07 01:18 PM   #38 
  - Why do that when they haven't...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-02-07 08:00 AM   #13 
  - Put down your gun and pick up some meds...  MindPilot   Oct-02-07 09:02 AM   #25 
  - Where's the threshold?  backscatter712   Oct-02-07 09:39 AM   #28 
  - So we're "easing the transfer" of mental-health records?  Kelly Rupert   Oct-02-07 10:20 AM   #30 
  - Next up: GOP moves to have all DEMs declared mentally ill  havocmom   Oct-02-07 12:14 PM   #33 
  - My mother had Alzheimer's. I wouldn't have wanted her to have a gun.  alfredo   Oct-02-07 12:15 PM   #34 
  - Maybe, just maybe  ejbr   Oct-02-07 12:38 PM   #35 
  - Oh boy. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-02-07 01:03 PM   #37 
  - yeah, you should probably rephrase that subject...misleading  iamthebandfanman   Oct-02-07 01:19 PM   #39 

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