Skip to comments.Hawaii: Deeply Flawed Mental Health Bill to be Heard Friday
Posted on 02/06/2013 5:21:17 PM PST by EXCH54FE
Charlotte, NC - Senate Bill 932 is scheduled to be heard THIS FRIDAY 2/at 1:35 p.m. in the State Capitol by the Senate Health (HTH) and Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (PSM) committees.
SB 932, introduced by state Senators Josh Green (D-3), Suzanne Chun Oakland (D-13), Clarence Nishihara (D-17), Russell Ruderman (D-2), and Maile Shimabukuro (D-21) is a terribly flawed mental health bill that must be defeated. Under this proposed legislation, Hawaiians would be subject to warrantless entry into their homes, warrantless seizure of their firearms and other weapons based solely on a mere report by a so-called mental health professional. This bill is blatantly unconstitutional as it mandates no before-the-fact due process or corroboration.
For more than four and a half decades, the National Rifle Association has been urging the federal government to address the problem of mental illness and violence. the NRA has supported legislation, including the NICS Improvement Act (NIAA), to ensure that appropriate records of those who have been judged mentally incompetent or involuntarily committed to mental institutions be made available for use in firearms transfer background checks. The NRA supports reasonable steps to fix Americas broken mental health system without intruding on the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.
One of the most frightening aspects of SB 932 is its definition of a mental health professional. The bill defines them as: a psychologist, psychiatrist, physician, social worker, or counselor. a family doctor, who has no specialized mental health training, could file a report to a law enforcement agency which would result in the confiscation of an individuals firearms. Furthermore, the mental health professionals who would be afforded the power to take away a constitution right, would be exempt from all civil or criminal liability, and only subject to a misdemeanor for false reporting.
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Sounds like a trial balloon in HI to be used by Obummer after the next crisis on the mainland!
Haven’t you heard? The sheep want this to enacted into law, after all they voted the politicians into power. I have no sympathy for tham.
This will drive people AWAY from mental health services.
They voted for these a$$holes and deserve what they get !
This is the great danger. People who need help and would otherwise get help, may not once they realize they could forfeit their rights if they do so. So more people will remain untreated than even today. It is the unintended consequences of the good intentions crowd that can keep these shooters off the radar until they explode.
This is exactly what the communists in the USSR did to put anyone away who did not agree with the communist rule.
Declare them mentally ill and incarcerate them in a gulag somewhere in Siberia.
People control can easily be obtained by simply having the neighbors turn them in.
Coming to a neighborhood near you soon.