Friday, February 10, 2012

Ask For Help, Get Prosecuted

Anti-Gun advocates like Josh Sugarmann try and attack us for opposing having PTSD declared a disqualifying factor in firearm ownership. The reason being to do so would discourage those who really need help from seeking it, afraid they will be punished for doing so.

Don't believe that would happen? Think again.
The federal government broke a promise, according to the lawyer for a Navy veteran facing criminal firearms charges after he called for help on what is promoted as a confidential suicide prevention hotline.
Did the guy need help? Definitely, and that's why he called. Now he's being punished for it and fewer people who need help will trust the system.

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Tango said...

I would sue the HELL out of them for HIPAA violations...

Robert Fowler said...

This is wrong on so many levels. Veterans are supposed to be protected when they ask for help. This will cause a lot of them to not ask. This is going to cause a lot of problems.

I get great care from the VA. However, I would never say a word about being depressed, if I was. They automatically put you on the Brady denied list. There's a bill in congress to fix it but I think it's stalled by some of the gun haters.

Anonymous said...

What is the "Brady denied list"?

I do not think federal law prohibits a person from possessing or purchasing a firearm for simply being "depressed." State or local laws might in some places, but not federal law.

I believe a court must declare a person "mentally incompetent" before Second Amendment Rights can be removed. While it may not be the standard nationwide due to gun-control fanatics looking for any excuse to deny Second Amendment Rights, it should be.

Please correct me if I am wrong.