Friday, June 22, 2007

HR 2640, Gun Owners of America, World Net Daily get it all wrong

Your doctor could put you on no-gun list

This is how WND's article (written by Naomi Laine) starts out. (If you want to read their article, click on the title of this one, it's a direct link)

What they don't tell you is, you doctor can ONLY put you on the list with a court order. That's under the NEW rules. The new rules also, FINALLY give us a way to appeal these decisions. Oh, the old rules had an appeals process too, but they were not funded, so there was no effective way to appeal being put on the "no guns allowed" list. HR2640 fixes that problem.

But GOA would have us all believe it's another way to "curtail" our ability to own guns, as if the NRA would really stand for that. The NRA worked very hard to make sure this would NOT affect lawful gun owners. I think they succeeded rather well.

If you don't believe me, go read the bill yourself. You can find it at

I challenge ANYONE to read this law and find where it says, or implicates that any doctor can put you on the "no guns allowed" list on his say so, alone, without adjudication, and/or without being involuntarily committed.

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1 comment:

Greaneyedgemini said...

Hi, I'm a Iraq Veteran's wife who just stumbled on your blog because I was looking up information on this HR 2640 stuff. My husband, who exhibits symptoms of PTSD, is so set against counseling because is worried that he won't legally be able to own hunting rifles because of the label of PTSD. He's been hearing these rumors that this law already prevents those diagnosed with PTSD to own firearms. That can't ever really happen can it? This is nuts. Misinformation is rampant nowadays. Journalism of any quality is rare. I don't know what to believe anymore.