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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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