Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
Who defines "mentally ill"? Who has this database? Is there a database somewhere of people who are "mentally ill"?
This is a real problem, since most of us have some minor condition that's technically a mental illness. Is a fear of heights really a just reason to revoke someone's Constitutional rights?
One plan makes it mandatory for mental health professionals to report anything and everything that could be used to deny gun ownership. After a long, hard fight to protect private health records under HIPAA
, the last thing I want to see is rumors about my mental health being made public, or health care professionals reporting everyone in a CYA move! Mental illness is still a stigma. If they start reporting it like credit reports (which are notoriously wrong), a lot of innocent people who don't even care about firearms could end up being blacklisted in the job market.
This is a Pandora's Box that needs to be treated with due care.