Fox News alert on a major new second amendment controversy as Washington attempts to finalize federal gun control regulations. We are now hearing that at least one state is already working on confiscating some guns. And the first time out did not go well.
Megan Kelly on America Live
Now I have been warning everyone about this since the beginning of the left’s attempts to take our guns away. Since they made Chicago a gun free zone, which is now infested with gun murders. Gun control doesn’t work. But this latest one, shows it doesn’t work in other ways either. This video, from Fox News tell the tale of something totally different, but just as bad when it comes to our rights as citizens.
Megan Kelly’s reporting goes on to say:
Megan Kelly: Fox News alert on a major new second amendment controversy as Washington attempts to finalize federal gun control regulations. We are now hearing that at least one state is already working on confiscating some guns. And the first time out did not go well. Welcome to America Live everyone, I’m Megan Kelly. This is an unbelievable story.
We are tracking a new controversy over a gun grab here in New York state. It is apparently tied to the new law here that they passed in the wake of the New Town Connecticut shootings that requires mental health professionals to alert the government if they believe a patient is likely to hurt himself or others. Now that’s old. It’s always been that if a psychiatrist thinks your going to hurt yourself or somebody else, your supposed to go and report that to somebody, the New York law added a new requirement that once they go report that to somebody, to a mental health official in the county, that person needs to call the gun licensing people, and the gun licensing people need to call the local county officials, who then come to get your gun.
Now the government uses this information. They make the determination whether you should be able to keep your gun permit. And at least one legal gun owner says this just happened to him. He got a notice from the state informing him that his gun permit was being suspended and he was ordered to hand over all of his weapons. He did. Just one problem. The state now says, ‘uhm…we got the wrong guy. Sorry.’ That man is not happy. Trace Gallagher live in our west coast newsroom with more, we are in touch with this man’s attorney, the news continues to break on this moment by moment. Bring us up to speed Trace.
Trace Gallagher: The mans name is David Lewis, Megan, in Erie county New York and your exactly right. The reason why he went and turned his seven guns in to the police was because the letter he got said that if he didn’t turn his guns in, they were going to come to his house and get his guns.
Lewis’s lawyer wondered how his client’s private medical records got accessed by the government. Well, here’s how:
Under the Health Privacy Act, or HIPPA, it says, and I’m quoting here; ‘A major goal of the privacy role is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to *get this* protect the publics health and well being.’
Well, that phrase, ‘protect the publics health and well being’ apparently falls under New York State’s new gun law which is called the “Safe Act”. It goes after people, *quoting again here* “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm, self or others, while meaning that if you threaten suicide or homicide. But the lawyer has said David Lewis never made any threats. Has no criminal record, no history of violence, but did get medication for a short-term illness. But David Lewis’ doctor did not report him to the state. But here’s the deal.
Under the new law, nurses, social workers can also request that your guns be taken away. But it was unclear exactly too, who turned him in, and now as you said Megan, we know nobody turned him in. The New York state police got this wrong with the Erie County clerk now saying *quoting here* “When the state police called to tell us they made a mistake and had the wrong person it became clear the state did not do their job here and now we all look foolish.” The clerk goes on to say, “the mental health laws in New York are flawed,” saying *quote* “until the mental health provisions are fixed, these mistakes will continue to happen.”
The problem is, apparently this lawyer has other clients. Other people are getting their guns taken away, and now David Lewis and his lawyer, as you might imagine Megan, are suing the state of New York.
MEGAN: This is incredible because this guy, he had some history where for a brief period he was on medication, so he assumes I guess, this is what they’re referring too, and as a result I’m going to turn over all my guns. And only because he paid money. Hired a lawyer, decided that he was going to press it further, did he find out, did the state find out, ‘you know what? We weren’t after you at all. We had no right to go reporting your medical history to anybody, to be getting your guns from you. No right what so ever, which they now admit.
Trace: And if I could add just one more thing Megan, and also because this law, not only had he not gotten a lawyer when he had his guns taken away, but he couldn’t get anymore guns for five years despite the fact that he was only on the medication for a short amount of time, there is a five-year ban from getting a new gun permit.
Do you really think this is just a one time thing that won’t happen again? Hell no, it isn’t folks. They think they have us over a barrel. This man now can’t get another gun for 5 years over a mistake the state made. NO WONDER the man is suing New York. I would be too. This is such a wrong thing to do to someone here in America, and goes against the rights of anyone in the United States, accorded them by the second Amendment of the United States Constitution. But this will not be the end of it folks. It is going to happen again and again and again. The left feels they have the right and the mandate to do to us what they want. We voted them in and they now have that mandate. Are you waking up yet? You going to continue voting these liberal constitution hating people into office? HMMMMMMM? By the way people, the propagandistic term, “gun violence,” popularized by gun control advocates. This is a form of reification by which inanimate objects are imbued with the ability to act and to commit violence. Guns, of course, cannot be violent in themselves. Violence comes from people who use guns and a variety of other weapons, including fists, to commit violence.
God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us with more common Sense