DEMS quietly slipping gun control into mental-health bill

Legislation already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language

guns-TWA group of Democrats fueled by the Orlando LGBT nightclub murders committed by Omar Mateen – a Muslim who touted his allegiance to ISIS during a 9-1-1 call placed amid the shootings – are planning to slip a couple gun-control measures into a bill by Rep. Tim Murphy that’s supposed to focus on mental health.

The bill, which is slated for House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration on Wednesday, was already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language, as WND previously reported.

But the gun control measures are new, added just after the Orlando shootings that left 49 dead and 53 injured.

Not all the text is available, but one, from Rep. Tony Cardenas, a Democrat from California, would lift a ban on gun-related research being conducted by federal entities, according to media reports. It comes as the American Medical Association voted this week to declare gun violence a “public health crisis” and to “actively lobby” for the federal government to conduct its own research on firearms, the Hill reported.

That AMA vote, while largely symbolic, is still a move that gives the powerful medical lobby a step into the political battle over Second Amendment rights, and is the first time the AMA’s deemed gun violate an actual “public health crisis.”

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is due to hold a markup of the mental-health legislation. It’s not yet clear what other gun-control measures purported to be slid into the bill are slated to do.

Written by Cheryl K. Chumley for World Net Daily, June 15, 2016.

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  1. John W. Slagle

    Samuel L. Clemens or Mark Twain is well known for his books written about life on the Mississippi River. In 1861 at age 26, Sam Clemens served for a brief period of time with a Confederate militia unit, and over a period of the next five years worked as a newspaper reporter, editor at St. Joseph, Missouri and Carson City, Nevada. Most people are not aware that the great humorist and writer carried a 36 caliber Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver and a small Smith and Wesson 22 caliber, Model 1 pocket revolver. In his book Roughing It, first published in 1872 was an account of his experiences on the American frontier which was a very violent place and being armed was a fact of life similar to many areas of the United States today. Mr. Clemens stated in his book..”I was a rusty looking city editor..coatless, slouch hat, blue woolen shirt, pantaloons stuffed into boot-tops, whiskered and the universal Navy revolver slung to my belt. I had never had the occasion to kill anybody, nor ever felt a desire to do so but had worn the revolver in deference to popular sentiment, and in order that I might not by its absence be offensively conspicuous, and a subject of remark”.

    Samuel Clemens was a newsman and an author but was also aware of very dangerous people in violent times. Firearms was an important equalizer that actually saved lives of many in our past history. Media reporters, editors, politicians in 2016 prefer to remain clueless on the issue of second amendment rights. Armed and well trained citizens with CCW permits actually prevent crime and loss of human life by being prepared and ready for any threat in public places designated Gun Free Zones, areas targeted by assassins, criminals to terrorists.

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