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Mental Health Gun Checks? Let Obama go First

psychobarryOn Friday, the Our Dear Leader proposed two new executive actions to ostensibly make it easier for states to provide mental health information to the national firearms background check system. This of course means that more and likely over-reaching, arbitrary criteria will be used to determine who will and who will not be able to legally obtain firearms – and all according to the standards of the all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful State.

Treated for depression once? Former substance abuser? ADHD? Ooh – you might be dangerous… Sorry, no Second Amendment protections for you…

While Vice President Biden’s office (which announced the proposals) claimed that “nothing in the proposed rule would require reporting on general mental health visits or other routine mental health care, or would exempt providers solely performing these treatment services from existing privacy rules,” given the deceit of this administration and nascent police-state policies, we can rest assured that this claim is perfunctory, deceptive rhetoric.

Privacy rules? They have to be kidding. Their very actions deny the existence of privacy for American citizens, rules or no!

Much of the legislation recently passed by states concerning firearms was driven by the Obama machine and its surrogates (i.e., former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nationwide initiative, for one). Last summer, prior to a vote on legislation in the state of Colorado, Joe Biden telephoned state representatives and senators and “encouraged” them to vote along the lines of the administration’s anti-Second Amendment agenda. As a result, two Colorado state senators were subsequently recalled, another resigned in the face of a recall, and many Colorado sheriffs have refused to enforce the new laws.

In the face of these new proposals, I submit that the first subject of a mental health background check ought to be the individual representing himself as Barack Hussein Obama II. After all, this is the same man who just excoriated Republican lawmakers for “going home for the holidays while abandoning the less fortunate” as he enjoyed yet another multimillion-dollar excursion in Hawaii. Some might say that there’s something fundamentally unbalanced about such a statement.

What would a deep psychological evaluation reveal about the individual representing himself as Barack Hussein Obama II, I wonder? And a background check – well, the Healthcare.gov system had no success in even finding enough information on him to perform such a check. Perhaps one of his many aliases might prove more revealing. As the federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) dictates, he would be banned from firearm ownership if convicted of a crime for which a judge could have sentenced him to a year or more in prison.

Were we to discover that there were, for example, outstanding warrants for flight from prosecution, or past mental health evaluations that included diagnoses of psychopathy, sociopathy, or malignant narcissism, he would probably be out of the running for firearm ownership.

Of course, with all of his armed security, he probably doesn’t need a gun. Do they maintain Secret Service protection for presidents while incarcerated or committed to psychiatric institutions?


Posted by Erik Rush in News