How the US Gov Wants to Redefine Mental Health and Gun Control
December 18, 2012
The shooting in Connecticut has opened the door to revive the Clinton assault weapons ban, entitled the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994” that expired in 2004.
Mainstream media is calling for federal mandated gun-free zones, police intervention, federally controlled mental health systems, restrictions on video games and the ultimate control of the violently mentally ill to protect the general public and especially the children from harm.
Senator Mark Warner believes that “enough is enough” when it comes to violent outbursts and is supporting the movement toward an all-encompassing bill that would restrict access to semi-automatic guns.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said last week that “the president will soon have legislation ‘to lead on’ in the gun control debate.” Feinstein is heading the march against the 2nd Amendment with the introduction of a bill into Congress in January of 2013. This document is just now being drafted with a proposal for the US House of Representatives.
Feinstein explains the bill “will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. There will be a bill.”
And while alternative media is spinning their wheels on disinformation and unsubstantiated allegations between Lanza and LIBOR, the Obama administration is setting the stage and implementing the necessary legislation to finally destroy our Constitutional right to bear arms and protect ourselves from this tyrannical government.
President Obama has asserted that the federal government will engage in preventing another mass shooting. Mainstream media is equating the recent incident and mental illness to push for an agenda of seeing those who commit acts of violence as mentally ill; and by inference those who are diagnosed with a mental illness as potentially capable of egregious acts of violence.
The Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) empowers the judicial system to have persons diagnosed with mental illness remain in treatment as a condition of living in the community; as only applicable to those suffering from serious mental disorders that could prone them to acts of violence and therefore would need to be incarcerated or hospitalized indefinitely.
By creating a federal definition of serious mental illness as well as devote federal funding to implement national actions to prevent mentally ill from becoming an issue of national importance. It is estimated 5 to 9 of Americans have been diagnosed with mental illness.
According to federal law the background checks preformed when guns are purchased are supposed keep firearms out of the hands of those previously diagnosed with mental illness. However gun shows do not necessitate background searches on purchases.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check Systems Index includes an estimated 7.3 million records of Americans forbidden to own a gun as stated by federal law.
In September, Obama signed an executive order (EO) entitled, “Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families” with the supposed focus on strengthening “support for the emotional and mental health needs of our service members and their families.”
In this EO, Obama takes control over the evaluation of the mental health of our returning service men and women by providing US government controlled “effective mental health services for veterans, service members, and their families.” Obama is authorizing the coordination of the Departments of Veterans and the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense to “transition” veterans back into “civilian life”.
Keeping in line with touting all veterans as mentally defective, substance abusers and suicidal, Obama demands that the VA and the DoD collaborate to provide proactive measures and a psychiatric pre-screen of returning service men and women to prevent erratic behavior. The DoD will “review all existing mental health and substance abuse prevention, education and outreach programs” within the military services and access their effectiveness.
Through the Department of Justice (DoJ), The Obama Administration has given the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” In effect: those who are convicted of crimes involving alcohol and/or substance abusers will have their right to bear arms revoked.
In July of this year, Obama vowed to “curb violence in American cities, including reasonable restrictions on gun ownership.” As a Senator, Obama supported and pushed for anti-gun legislation. He admonished Congress back then as being “slow to act” on the issues he felt were an imperative.
Psychiatric doctors have seen money in the words of Obama and are rallying to claim that supporting the 2nd Amendment is tantamount to having a mental disorder. Some psychiatrists are asserting that there needs to be a national healthcare approach to the issue of allowing the 2nd Amendment to stand.
Propaganda studies into gun ownership claim that alcohol abuse causes the likelihood of gun-related violence to rise, according to Dr. Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine at the Prevention Research Program.
Daniel Webster, co-director of the anti-firearm John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, asserts that “gun ownership—a precursor to gun violence—can spread ‘much like an infectious disease” and wants healthcare professionals to have influence over whether or not American citizens are legally allowed to possess firearms. Webster would like to see Obamacare have ultimate control of the classification of mental states with regard to purchasing and obtaining FBI clearance for a gun.