Skip to comments.Sen. Graham is Sponsoring a Bill That Will Result in a National Anti-gun Database
Posted on 05/15/2009 2:18:27 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Do you know what your supposedly "Republican" senator is doing right now?
Well, it turns out that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is also leading the "hit parade" on behalf of legislation which would expand the scope of government in a way unprecedented in human history -- and which would place your most private medical data into an anti-gun database.
Hard to believe?
But there he is: Sen. Graham is right up there with certifiable liberals like left wing Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and left wing Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
The bill is S. 391, and it is being pushed by some Republicans as an alternative to the Health Care Gun Ban that we've been warning you about.
S. 391 does a hodgepodge of things, but by far the most important one is to "solve" the problem of 48 million uninsured by taking away the right of Americans not to purchase government-approved insurance.
If you are uninsured, you would have to buy health insurance, whether you can afford it or not. If your employer is not unionized, he would have to retool your employer-provided health insurance policy to comply with government requirements.
If your employer cannot afford government-approved insurance with all of the politically correct bells and whistles, too bad. His only legal alternative is to fire you.
If you cannot afford government-approved insurance, too bad.
If you have to lose your home -- or your small business -- or your kids' college fund -- in order to pay for government-approved insurance, too bad.
And like the Massachusetts system on which it is modeled, the federally mandated insurance would inexorably revolve around a federal database of medical information that you could not opt out of.
So, remember when your kid's pediatrician asked him about your gun collection? Or when you grandfather was diagnosed with a mental disability which could disqualify him from owning a gun?
All of that will be in the federal database, which could be searched by virtually anyone in the Department of Health and Human Services -- and by BATF, by simple request.
And, although section 103 of S. 391 purports to allow you to keep the coverage you have, all employer-provided insurance which you wish to keep has to be rewritten to contain all the government-required mandates -- or you're not allowed to keep it.
ACTION: Contact Senator Graham and urge him to remove his cosponsorship from S. 391. Please use his webform at http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham
to do so (you can copy and paste the following text or type your own).
----- Pre-written letter -----
Dear Senator Graham:
In connection with S. 391 -- the Wyden-Stabenow individual insurance mandate -- apparently some people are under the delusional notion that this bill is something other than the biggest government interference in the private sector in American history.
This crazy bill would put government bureaucrats in the position of dictating the contents of virtually every insurance policy in the country -- with the sole conspicuous exception of unionized industries with collective bargaining agreements.
This bill would result in all kinds of personal information being put into a medical database. Across the nation, there have been reports that pediatricians are asking kids about their parents' gun collection. And military veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD have already been disqualified from owning guns.
All of this information will be in the federal database, which could be searched by virtually anyone in the Department of Health and Human Services -- and by the FBI and the BATFE, by simple request.
Please do not saddle America with a massive open-ended bill like S. 391.
In short, please remove your cosponsorship from S. 391.
what a dooooooooooooosh.
SC needs to extricate him tooot sweet.
Grahmestiey has lost his mind!
Stinkin Judd Gregg is in on this too NH...
I just wrote him a scalding letter.
Out with these Jackasses, and in with limited government types.
I think the data base should be purely voluntary ~ if you want your medical history on it, it goes on, otherwise it doesn't go on.
There's no reason whatsoever why there has to be a permanent medical record for you to get the care and treatment you need.
If you have something serious they're going to do all the tests and examinations you ever had all over again anyway.
Oh G-d in heaven...
*50* years, eh? ;^)
Graham is a dumb SOB RINO. If he wants so badly to be loved by the Left then he should drop the RINO act, and join them. Become a full member of the DA Democrat Party.
Go kissy, huggy with Spector, and grouse about us mean ol’ Conservatives while flying the flag of the Mentally Disturbed Party.
Graham’s an idiot.
Gun-grabbing RINO *PING*
Yes, it’s time for him to go...
Sen. Lindsey Graham?
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
This will result in people not getting the care they need for fear of being stigmatized forever.
“.... military veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD have already been disqualified from owning guns.”
Does anyone with more than two brain cells think that our Troops will now seek help when they may really need it the most.
‘There’s no reason whatsoever why there has to be a permanent medical record for you to get the care and treatment you need.”
I’m sure they’ll think of one.
Someone has a lot of photos of this guy with young boys, only thing i can think of.
Course those of Crist with young males will appear soon too.
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