It is being leaked that the Toomey-Manchin proposal on gun control will contain a provision allowing doctors to place people receiving mental health on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without the patients knowledge.

First of all, why does this information have to be “leaked”? Why isn’t this bill being openly debated so the people, through their representatives can have input? What happened to transparency – even on the Republican’s side?

If it is true, regarding the mental health portion of the Toomey-Manchin bill, Republicans and Democrats alike are enabling the Soviet-style act of linking health care to the restriction of liberty. Imagine when you visited a doctor five years ago for postpartum depression, they put you on a list of people too crazy to be trusted with a gun? This is right out of the Marxist playbook, my friend.

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