Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Obama's Flying Monkeys Ain't Too Sharp

From Politico:
Delivering on its promise to deliver "common sense" gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system.
So what?  Mental illness is not a disqualifier.  Involuntary commitment, not guilty by reason of insanity pleas, or judicial determination that a person is incompetent are disqualifiers.  See 18 USC 922(d).  This is all about getting Bloomberg's money for Democratic campaigns,


StormCchaser said...

Thanks for the link.

I wonder how many people will be harassed by this before the courts throw it out? I had read that people who have others take care of their financial affairs will be or have been denied firearms rights. Have they actually done that, or are they just proposing it?

w said...

No question this is yet another year of campaigning by Obama--this idiot just never quits. I'm sick-and-tired of this phony & A-Hole in Chief's crap. January just can't come fast enough-counting the days---dear God don't let Hillary or Bernie get elected!

I read the link this article had to an official document on this. So apparently it doesn't include adding anyone who has been diagnosed with depression or mania or had anti-depressants prescribed. I'm sure he would like to add those as well. The vagueness about managing affairs is still a dangerous overreach though. SSA and Veteran's have used (or at least tried to use) that as a reason to confiscate/deny guns if someone can't pay their bills so....but then again what about these people that have and routinely file personal bankruptcies. Never done that myself, but why not add those to!

Off to the stores in the Treasure valley to see if there are lines and inventory being cleared out. I'll let you know if I see anything that big going on. Last night I went into Sportsman's and there were no lines and still lots of inventory including AR's. It will be interesting if today's crying show has changed that.

Clearly this in part is to put gun shows out of business. Here in the Treasure Valley it looks that it is already history. Both show operators have now had careless discharges and insurance premiums ended one and will likely do the same to the other. The one in Canyon went out of business last year (it was an even smaller show). Kind of bummer that ID doesn't support big shows like the old Pomona one, but then we don't have the space, people or money in this state so no surprise. I miss going to that old show with my Dad in the late 70's/early 80's (waxing nostalgic). BTW, I was told at the recent show in Boise that a guy was harassed by the ATF for selling two guns he had recently bought from a FFL retailer. I will let you know if I hear more. This was a few months ago.

What about the smart gun and microstamping mandates O is talking about? Unless he could really get the feds and military to adopt that to force all guns be that way, seems like that isn't going to happen anytime soon. I would never buy such gun--that would clear out the inventory damn fast though should that somehow happen!

StormCchaser said...

Reportedly he has changed the definition of who needs an FFL.

I haven't seen details.

Do you know if he has the authority to do this, or is this another Obama unconstitutional action?

Also, he plans to have the CDC research "gun violence." Isn't that prohibited by statute, enacted after the CDC abused its position in that area in the past?

Marc C. said...

I am no lawyer but based on my minimum understanding of HIPAA, I don't see how making a rule can change the law in regard to confidentiality. If this statement in regard to the law means anything "Furthermore, only the minimum health information necessary to conduct business is to be used or shared", then I don't see how any doctor or insurance company can share this info with the government.

Clayton Cramer said...

StormCChaser: He probably lacks authority on FFL requirements, but it will take a year or two for federal courts to remind our king that he can't make up laws.

w said...

I just checked and the Lewis Clark Boise Gun Show is still on this weekend so apparently their insurance premiums didn't spike after last Fall. I may try to attend to just observe the atmosphere (if I can make myself pay $8 for a very modest show in which I will likely just walk around).

Nampa is apparently going to have their show later this month. Caldwell was the one which went out of business.

It will be interesting to see the mood at these shows and worries by people about ATF agents monitoring things.

I went by four stores in the Valley and saw nothing out of the ordinary (drove by 3 and went into 1). Impact's parking lot was full but probably just from users of the Indoor range. Went into Cabela's and there were no lines at the counter. Store still has lots of inventory. Maybe this will spike later in the week, but so far nothing out of the ordinary.