Just a few weeks ago Obama quietly used executive action—one of his new favorite pastimes—that has got gun owner’s feathers in a ruffle. According to Obama’s newest unconstitutionally enacted law, healthcare professionals are now required to violate HIPPA privacy laws and submit medical data to the government. The illegally obtained data is then used as justification for gun confiscation by the federal government.
Showing exactly the kind of man Obama is, and not having been able to pass these gun control laws through congress, Obama has unconstitutionally used executive actions to pass the laws he wasn’t able to through legal means.
In what some are interpreting to be a much bigger and devious than it seems,—a tip of the iceberg type deal—the government is mandating healthcare professionals disregard their oaths and state law. The government has mandated that patient’s medical data be submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
After which the government will sort through and analyze those not fit to own a weapon (i.e. those who were “involuntarily committed to inpatient or outpatient facilities”). Basically the government is starting out slowly and testing the water to see how the public will react to not only gun confiscation but a governmental invasion of legally protected privacy.
As we are supposed to be protected by the 2nd and 4th amendments, it appears that Obama is overstepping his bound—yet again. After all, our forefathers clearly wrote that our right to bear arms, “shall not be infringed,” and, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”
Reading the words those men wrote all those years ago with extremely clear words that were written with such preciseness there is no other way to interpret them other than to take them at face value, it makes you scratch your head when you hear what the government is doing.
After all, if they loved their country and respected their citizens they might be doing more to actually get guns out of the hands of criminals rather than legal gun owners. Take for example the Pennsylvania trooper that was banned from handling and owning weapons while not on duty for an incident 7 years ago where he was hospitalized for his depression.
According to the judge that ruled on his case, she explains that there is no reason to trust him with a weapon as, at any time, he is capable of relapse into his depression—and apparently a homicidal rampage. The ruling seemed a bit hypocritical in that it seemed to allow those of authority more rights than an average citizen—that being the fact that while on duty he was still deemed fit to walk around with a weapon.
So what’s going to happen now?
There will most surely be a drop in those who would have normally stopped into the doctor’s office for some prescriptions out of fear that the government is going to kick down their door and confiscate their guns. Maybe this is what Obama wants—after all the government that has been cramming anti-depression pills down the throats of Americans is now using them to disarm the public.
There’s obviously a reason Obama couldn’t pass this through Congress legally, and why he found the need to sneakily use executive action. What do you think—does Obama have more a devious plan in mind?