Skip to comments.New York Bill Requires Mental Health Evaluation to Buy Firearms
Posted on 01/16/2020 11:56:46 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Legislation pre-filed in New York by State Senator James Sanders (D-10th Senate District) will require anyone wishing to purchase a firearm to first pass a mental health evaluation.
Senate Bill 7065 has been referred to the New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee where it awaits a hearing.Current New York law requires the use of a licensed firearms dealer and passage of a federal background (NICS) check to transfer any firearm.
SB 7065 would require the mental health check prior to initiating the background check.
The implementation of a mental health evaluation for firearm transfers constitutes unprecedented government regulation and overreach. The mental health requirement would even apply to a father giving a treasured firearm to his son or daughter.
Violators of the new law would face non-violent Class D felony charges and up to 7 years in prison. Some other non-violent Class D felonies in New York include robbery, burglary and vehicular manslaughter. If you are convicted of any felony, you lose your right to own a firearm and your right to vote.
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I don’t really look forward to getting old but I definitely look forward to be able to retire from this place.
False dv charges which are misdemeanor level will also deny you 2a rights.
This whole area of law is just wrong. We have such horrid law thenfurther we move away from Christianity.
[[ The implementation of a mental health evaluation for firearm transfers constitutes unprecedented government regulation and overreach.]]
IF that is allowed then ANYTHING that can be used as a weapon will require mental health evaluation to purchase, knives, cars, baseball bats, Metal Tea cups (Riddick), plastic bags, rope, propane- you name it-
There should be both a mental and civics exam before one is allowed to vote.
Name me one mental health evaluation that works with someone who is deliberately lying and not subject to observation.
These things only work with the cooperative or someone who can be observed in custody over an extended period of time.
[[If you are convicted of any felony, you lose your right to vote.]]
Really? I thought liberals were giving felons the right to vote?
Under this bill, a completely 100% law abiding citizen who has never been accused, let alone convicted, of a crime (DV or otherwise) will be required to undergo a mental health exam just to buy a gun.
That's even more egregious than the situation you describe.
Meanwhile, it’s possible for someone to be clinically nuts and legally sane at the same time.
Ex: The legislature.
Shall not be infringed.
Spin this -
New York is anti-transgender forcing them to give up gun rights
Mental hygiene law questionnaire:
What are your political and religious affiliations?
What are your views on abortion? ...
Well yknow - its ok if its a tax
Every single evaluation would indicate the applicant is crazy for wanting a firearm...and you would have to pay at least $1000 for the evaluation.
In other words guilty until proven innocent? Citizens would have to prove they are mentally fit first, the state would assume not... Utter BS. Why would anyone have to prove their ability to exercise a right? Hey, how about a grammar test prior to allowing someone to exercise their right to free speech? I know a few people on social media I’d never hear from again...
Lets have mental health checks for politicians and journalists first.
Question: Would you like to buy a gun?
Answer: Yes, I would like to buy a gun.
Evaluation: Im sorry to inform you that you are crazy.
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