One thing that comes through - if you want to keep your guns you better never seek medical help for any mental issues (even depression) you think you might have or for any substance abuse issues. If any issues like that hit your digital medical records database you will be SOL.
I've been saying this for awhile. Almost every malady today is met by a doctor suggesting an SSRI like Paxil or Effexor. Even Cymbalta is recommended for pain now. Anyone taking these meds will be looked at differently in the future. Almost every cop I know, (my daughter is a Deputy Sheriff) is on something after a few years on the job. I complained about insomnia and the doc says I need Cymbalta for my back pain keeping me awake. My mom died, another attempt to prescribe SSRI. Almost every time I walk in with a cold, he tries to get me on an SSRI. 25 million people are taking SSRI's now. Are we a nation of "Stepford Wives" now?
My neighbor was on 5mg a day and wanted to quit. He slumped into a weeping pile of gooo and wanted to kill himself. The doc said "Why are you trying to stop?"
I know 3 friends personally enough to know they cannot stop once they start. It's like watching someone withdraw from Heroin.
I'm absolutely sure you won't keep your guns if you take these meds. They will make it seem you are on the edge of mass murder if you just feel a little weepy after your divorce.
The separation of powers has a lot to do with this since it was Congress that passed the original Assault Weapons Ban, not a sitting President. So had he come out with essentially the same thing, it would have been challenged on many counts. So I think he blinked on many counts. The whole medical piece is still disconcerting since under Obama Care they have access to ALL our medical records, there no longer is any doctor/patient privacy. You have Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to ‘thank’ for that one. Could they deny firearms ownership to anyone who they determine is medically unfit to own a firearm thereby nullifying their 2nd Amendment rights? If so, not sure how they will get around even the existing Obama Care law since the NRA made sure language was included that it would NOT be used to determine firearms ownership?? Below is the language found on page 2037 of that monstrous law:
“LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION- None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to`(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;`(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or`(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition...”
Still bottom line IMHO is there continues to be a major threat to our rights since if they cannot nullify the 2nd amendment one way they will seek another. They never give up, nor should we when it comes to protecting ALL our rights as enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Too many Americans paid the ultimate price to defend those rights to have us give them up to anyone, foreign or domestic.