On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, it was revealed in the Federal Register the Obama administration's intention to move forward with two regulations which would dramatically expand regulations preventing a growing number of Americans the ability to own a firearm. The proposed regulations would sidestep the U.S. Constitution as neither proposal made it through the normal legislative process and the Obama administration is attempting to make law through the Executive branch.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has put forth a proposed regulation that would effectively say the federal health privacy laws (HIPAA) do not apply to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This isn't the first time Obama has attempted to delve into Americans' medical records and private affairs. From its Orwellian government database on Americans' health records to its voracious seizure of Americans' phone records through the NSA, the Obama administration continues to ignore American's personal privacy.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' efforts to turn over personal mental health information to the government’s gun ban blacklist (NICS) is particularly concerning to millions of Americans.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, currently being pursued for contempt of Congress, intends to seize guns from persons subject to "outpatient commitments (even without a court order) (and) ... someone (deemed by some bureaucrat to be) lacking mental responsibility or deemed insane..."
More than 150,000 law-abiding U.S. Veterans have already lost their constitutional rights,with no due process, because they consulted a VA therapist about a traumatic incident in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Balkans.
Under these new regulations, tens of millions of police and firemen with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or people who, as kids, were diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder could lose their constitutional rights without any court order, merely because they sought a benefit under a federal program.
Sebelius said of her proposal, "There is a strong public safety need for this information to be accessible to the NICS, and some states are currently under-reporting or not reporting certain information to the NICS at all."
And this from the White House: "... when persons with a mental illness do not receive the treatment they need, the result can be tragedies such as homicide or suicide."
When Americans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder realize that nothing they say to their therapist is really confidential, they're likely not going to be seeking treatment for very long.
Last winter, Barack Obama decided that he would devote the first half of 2013 to the destruction of what he and his supporters characterized as "the gun manufacturers' lobby." Tens of millions of Americans let their Senators and representatives know that they found Obama's views and Obama's legislation to be odious and offensive. As a result, it was rejected in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
So now, as has happened so many times before, Obama has set himself "above the law." What could not be done using constitutional processes is now being slammed through. The Justice Department and HHS regulations will now be submitted for "public comment and review."
Most supporters of the U.S. Constitution feel Congress needs to defund these unconstitutional efforts. Legislation to defund the Obama gun bans is currently being drafted and prepared for action. When it becomes available Americans will tell their U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to cosponsor and support this legislation to block Barack Obama's unconstitutional gun bans.