Skip to comments.NY Bill Requires Mental Health Exam to Buy Firearm [semi-satire]
Posted on 01/20/2020 9:25:02 AM PST by John Semmens
State Senator James Sanders (D-NYC) has introduced legislation that would require anyone seeking permission to own a gun to pass a mental health exam. If enacted, this law would impose up to seven years of prison for persons found in possession of a firearm without proof of passing a mental exam.
Sanders touted his bill as "a fool proof method for disarming the public. The mere desire to own a gun is, in my opinion, a pretty convincing demonstration of lack of mental fitness. I believe most mental health professionals would agree with that. So, not only would applicants be denied these kinds of weapons, they'd also be tainted by a finding of mental incompetence that could come in handy in the event of any future disagreements they might have with the state or other untainted and more obedient citizens. The knowledge that they could very easily be put in an institution for their own safety or that of society should go a long way toward inhibiting anti-social attitudes and behaviors."
Meanwhile, in Virginia public opposition to having the Second Amendment right to bear arms revoked by the Democrats now in control of both houses of the legislature and the governorship has spurred Gov Ralph Northam to declare a state of emergency. The declaration bans anyone from carrying a firearm on state property and includes proposals to extend the governor's term of office from four years to eight years and increase the number of signatures required on recall petitions by 150%.
Northam warned opponents to "not underestimate our determination to transform our state into the kind of social-democratic utopia our Party has been envisioning for years. We won the 2019 elections and will not remain idle against attempts to reverse those result under the cover of procedures outlined in the state's constitution. The rule of law has its limits and must never be permitted to block the progressive change endorsed by voters last year. When push comes to shove, substance must triumph over process."
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“Mental Health Exam” conducted by a shrink who went into the field because they couldn’t cope with their childhood.
Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
Then make being a member of congress require a mental health exam.
Before getting an abortion there must be a 6 month wait period, a mental health check, and background check for all people. No one needs more than one abortion.
“State Senator James Sanders (D-NYC) has introduced legislation that would require anyone seeking permission to own a gun to pass a mental health exam.”
Good thing that is not required of politicians that run for office or we might have total anarchy.
Going to put people in jail for 7 years because they are insane.
There should be a bill that requires a mental health exam to run for office in NY. Thanks John.
Put ALL requirements for owning a gun/getting a carry permit on the base application for POLs...
Full background check with fingerprints
Ability for your neighbors to ‘turn’ you in if you start acting irrationally.
Restricted from going to certain businesses and states...
Remember the long time lib that retired after a career in Politics and opened a B&B which he had to quit because of ALL the dumb regs etc HE had helped set up for the ‘working stiffs’.
I wonder if we can require the same for anyone running for political office or registering to vote?
The real joke begins when the NYS Insurance Dept. informs these psychologists that they will be held personally liable for the acts of any individual whom they pass.
In that state they need to do the same to vote and California.
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