Gun Control Derangement Syndrome

Activists pushing for gun control are peddling contradictions and strange logic. Will the ATF's "No Buy" list be any more accurate than TSA's "No Fly" list? If lists are not accurate or meaningful, background checks won't succeed. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (R-WV) released a gun-control bill on April 10 that leans heavily on expanding background checks. However, their proposal is only as good as the lists used for the background checks. First, what happened to patient privacy? The Toomey/Manchin proposal proudly announces that their bill "Clarifies that submissions of mental health records into the NICS system are not prohibited by federal privacy laws (HIPAA)." A retired emergency room physician -- my Dad -- quips that HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) means everyone but the patient can see the patient's medical records. So now every time a patient sees a therapist, the whole world will know?   Gun-control activists want background...(Read Full Article)

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