Skip to comments.Thank Goodness for Obamacare: Hidden Amendment Prevents Gun and Ammo Registry
Posted on 01/10/2013 7:07:45 AM PST by drbuzzard
Sometimes you have to pass the bill to find out whats in it, to paraphrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As reported at IJR earlier today, a hidden amendment in Obamacare prevents a national gun and ammunition registry.
Thats right. It was put into the bill by Senator Harry Reid in order to keep the NRA out of the Obamacare fight. Well, thank you Harry Reid?
The Nevada senator, after all, is a fan of guns and firearms, believing them to be as American as baseball or football. (Football without suspected black conservative quarterbacks who play injured in big games, that is.)
Breitbart.com picked up on the story (which IJReview first learned of via The Right Scoop):
It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
According to reports, that amendment says the government cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.
CNN is calling it a gift to the nations powerful gun lobby.
So, even CNN has recognized the provision in the otherwise monstrous law. And now that the Republican Party has control of the House well, sort of there is no good reason for any of Feinsteins gun laws to sail through Congress.
Not that any Democrat-run government will actually respect the law (see: the budget, FCC Internet regulation, the offshore drilling moratorium, the War Powers Act, etc ).
The Joe Biden gun-grabber task force has already indicated that this is above his pay-grade and Obama is going to have to straighten this out. Let me inform you jokers, its above both your paygrades: The Constitution forbids it. That would be the law of the land that decides if what the Congress or the Executive does is valid or not in plainfolk-speak.
The Senate vote on the Feinstein gun ban package is preliminarily scheduled for as early as January 22nd, the exact same day as newly returned Hillary Clinton is slated to testify on Benghazi. Since were loading up politically important events in Washington D.C. for that day, add another to the Democrat roll call: repeal Obamacare.
Yeah, and like the trick Kennedy used to play to get the dupes to vote for his bills, there’s probably a clause at the end of the bill that eradicates the previous clause.
Not only will Obama be bared from creating a registration scheme by executive fiat, he is barred by the law HE SIGNED! I'm sure there a more than a few conservative federal judges that will be happy to slap on an injunction and remind him of this little fact if he's dumb enough to try.
When they do shoot, it hits their own foot every time.
Right. Like they’ll pay the least bit of attention to “the law”.
Unfortunately, when you read the text, what it says is that you cannot use the Obamacare legislation as a justification or controlling authority for a gun or ammunition registry. There are plenty of other vague bits of legislation out there outside of ObamaCare that The One can try to warp to justify his desires.
I’m sure Der Fuehrer has an executive order ready to fix that portion of the law.
Specifically, see this:
Or the DOJ will publicly declare they explicit intent to ignore that portion of the law. See DoM.
He can issue an EO to clarify an existing law. This is a prime example of this. He will merely add that it is only in the context of doctor-patient confidentiality as iut relates to MEDICAL records.
There’s a LOT of misinformation about this floating around. The actual verbiage of the law is specific only to the law itself. It prohibits activities under the ACA (i.e. doctor visits) from requesting information or cataloging that information under the guise of the ACA.
If Obama & Co. wanted to pass a registration requirement OUTSIDE of the ACA, they could. Additionally, the ACA states that they cannot ask questions about LEGAL firearm ownership. If they make it illegal to own or possess firearms, Katy bar the door. Any hint of illegal activity can be cataloged and likely will.
Your doctor becomes a deputized law enforcement officer who can report suspicious behavior straight to the brown coats in DC.
What’s law to a pig?
This won’t even be a bump in the road for the man of lawlessness. The Dim’s will just ‘change their mind’ and pass a new law revoking the old law.
THANK YOU, NANCY PELOSI!!!!!!!
It in no way precludes Obama and his regime of Muslim sympathizers from creating a new database or even confiscating all form 4473s nationwide for use in creating a database that will show them who has what.
The much touted language about firearms in ObamaCare has little to do with the current situation.
“You got to pass it to know what is in it.”
Thanks for that one.
Yeah, I get that now. Shouldn’t have gotten any hopes up.
1) I don’t believe any of this and 2) Obama will issue an executive order doing a) ban on sales and b) ordering registration.
Game, set, match.
Okay... Guess we’ll just have to repeal all of Obamacare except for that amendment.
Someone at the NRA saw this coming. Thank goodness for the NRA, and thank stupidity for Harry Ried. Harry got hoodwinked.
But this lawless bunch at the whitey hut don’t follow laws anyway. Don’t see this even slowing them down.
You are correct.
This is the actual text of the language:
(c) Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights.
(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to
(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or
(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to
(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.
(4) LIMITATION ON DETERMINATION OF PREMIUM RATES OR ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.A premium rate may not be increased, health insurance coverage may not be denied, and a discount, rebate, or reward offered for participation in a wellness program may not be reduced or withheld under
[Page: S13491] GPOs PDF
any health benefit plan issued pursuant to or in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act on the basis of, or on reliance upon
(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or
(B) the lawful use or storage of a firearm or ammunition.
(5) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS.No individual shall be required to disclose any information under any data collection activity authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act relating to
(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or
(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition..
I really wish that bloggers wouldn’t try to be lawyers. Moreover, I wish that conservatives wouldn’t throw out these bloggers as authoritative sources of information. It makes our side look like a bunch of conspiracy freaks.