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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 03:57 PM

Not sure where to ask this question-

Has anyone heard anything about a new gun bill with mental health provisions? I haven’t but my daughter is having a fb discussion (with the usual “lib” slurs thrown at her) with a rw-er who insists my daughter should educate herself on the new gun bill which has mental health requirements. Told my daughter I hadn’t heard of such a bill but I’d check it out (she’s at the doc with my granddaughter and can’t right now) She’s not one to back down! I figured this would be the place to ask!! Thanks!

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NCTraveler Nov 2017 #1
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Twitler Nov 2017 #3
handmade34 Nov 2017 #4

Response to Alliepoo (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:00 PM

1. I would ask them to link to their claim.

 

People not being able or willing to back up their claims has become one of the biggest downfalls in societal communication. When I was growing up it was clearly understood that a claim made by an individual needed to be backed up by said individual.

You could look and look without finding and then they will pull something off a reddit sub-forum. Or you could put something forward and they say "no that's not it". The whole debate tactic is shady and is meant to muddy the waters.

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Response to Alliepoo (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:00 PM

2. There is none

Twitler repealed an Obama rule that would have allowed social security to release the names of those individuals who are unable to manage their own finances i.e., their disability check was going to someone who managed it for them.

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Response to Alliepoo (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:02 PM

3. She is being trolled

 

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-set-overturn-guns-mental-health-regulation-557237 Some states have passed tighter rules, but no new gun laws have been on the federal books since Columbine.

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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:11 PM

4. from this past Feb...

President Trump signed a measure into law Tuesday that rescinds an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people.
The GOP-majority Senate passed the bill by a 57-43 margin earlier this month, following a House vote to overturn the rule.
The Obama administration policy "would have required the Social Security Administration to report the records of some mentally ill beneficiaries to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System," as The Two-Way has reported. "Those who have been deemed mentally incapable of managing their financial affairs — roughly 75,000 people — would have been affected by the rule."
It was strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association, and as NPR's Jessica Taylor reported, "Republicans argued it infringed upon Second Amendment rights by denying due process."
As we have reported, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a leading supporter of the rule's repeal, has stated that "if a specific individual is likely to be violent due to the nature of their mental illness, then the government should have to prove it."


Rep Sheila Lee introduced this bill this past spring but no action was taken on it

Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2017
This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to: (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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