In the wake of the mass shootings around the country, Obama has taken it upon himself to enact new gun restrictions that he deems as “common sense.” However, he did not go through the proper channels to change gun laws. Obama sidestepped Congress and the wishes of the majority of American citizens when he wielded his executive power.
Obama recently released a new set of decrees regarding gun sales and ownership. According to Politico, Obama gave power to mental healthcare providers to disclose the names of mentally ill patients to the FBI for their background check database without any repercussions.
The new rule is restricted to limited demographic and other information. The healthcare providers can name the individual to the FBI but cannot disclose the diagnostic or clinical information of the individuals. The new rule is meant to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill individuals but in turn it may give the doctors too much power. They can give a list of names to the FBI with no repercussions and no explanation as to why that individual is on the list.
Do you think this new policy is a good thing? Or just one step closer to confiscation?