One More Step Towards Complete Communist Gun Control In New York

BY Herschel Smith
10 months ago

But it’s a big one.  David LaPell writing at Ammoland.

The bill (S7065) (A01589) would make it mandatory that every gun owner in the state of New York get a mental health evaluation before they could purchase a firearm. This wouldn’t be a one-time thing, this would be for every gun and of course, these evaluations would have to be held at a location of the state of New York’s choosing and would be at the expense of the person looking to purchase the gun.

[ … ]

There is also a larger and much more sinister motive to think about here. New York passed its own version of a Red Flag law last year, and unlike other states, it allows schools and just about anyone else to petition the courts to get an ERPO and have someone’s firearms taken away. Now can you imagine every gun owner now having to be subjected to a mental health exam, over and over again, where one wrong question, one misconstrued answer or even the bias of the doctor could not only prevent someone from legally buying the gun they were looking to get, but also lead to the police coming to the house and taking the rest and with a doctor’s word versus the citizen’s in court, the gun owner, soon to become the former gun owner, wouldn’t stand a chance legally.

This is a page right out of the communist playbook.

Not even mentioned is the fact that mental health professionals don’t want to be involved in such things, don’t believe that their trade can accurately predict those predisposed to violence, and certainly don’t want the liability and professional risk.

Always remember what reader Menckenlite said.

Control freaks love psychiatry, a means of social control with no Due Process protections. It is a system of personal opinion masquerading as science. See, e.g., Boston University Psychology Professor Margaret Hagan’s book, Whores of the Court, to see how arbitrary psychiatric illnesses are. Peter Breggin, Fred Baughman and Thomas Szasz wrote extensively about abuses of psychiatry. Liberals blame guns for violence. Conservatives blame mental illness. Neither have any causal connection to violence. The issue is criminal conduct, crime. Suggesting that persons with legal disabilities are criminals shows the nonsensical argument of this politician and his fellow control freaks. Shame on them.

The communists never sleep.  We can’t either.


Comments

  1. On January 30, 2020 at 8:25 am, Ned2 said:

    The quacks are going to love this!
    Right up until they start getting sued, because mental health is an opinion of condition not actually a medical diagnosis.

  2. On January 30, 2020 at 11:13 am, 41mag said:

    All this will do is further stigmatize getting counseling by a therapist.

  3. On January 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm, X said:

    New York is ALREADY far worse than you think.

    Current law requires any doctor, psychologist, nurse or social worker who thinks you are mentally ill enough to be a danger to report you for summary — and permanent — gun confiscation.

    THERE IS NO APPEAL PROCESS.

    The individual doing the reporting is SHIELDED FROM LIABILITY and cannot be sued. This is completely separate from Red Flag, which allows any teacher or school administrator to have all the guns in your HOUSEHOLD — even if they are not yours — confiscated. At least there is a fig leaf of due process with that.

    In order to get a permit to OWN — not just carry, but OWN — a handgun, you must surrender your complete medical records to the state, which can and will deny your application for ANYTHING, especially “mental health” stuff.

  4. On January 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm, 15Fixer said:

    Lift off and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure……

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