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  •  Look for mandatory reporting by you doctor (1+ / 0-)
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    if you are on medication that might be construed to be a remedy/mitigator for a psychological condition.

    Doesn't matter if you want to own a gun, it will still be reported.

    Prozac, Ritalin, Xoloft.

    This is gonna be a disaster for privacy rights.

    •  And make sure (0+ / 0-)

      that no one ever gets help for anything that might be construed as "mental".

      Doctors are already required to report if they believe someone is a danger to themselves or others. I hate to break it to you, but the generic Ritalin in my drawer doesn't mean I'm homicidal, and that pill isn't going to make me homicidal. (That new birth control pill I tried a couple years ago, though...whew!)

      If my doctor becomes concerned, then I will be reported to the authorities. People who are receiving psych meds are also receiving psych care. It's already hard to get and stigmatizing, and you won't find a bunch of wanna-be killers in the waiting room.

      My privacy rights are already in danger. And, thanks to a viciously irresponsible gun lobby, so is my life.

      The people who try to get help--whether for specific concerns, current issues, or general illness--are acting responsibly. The doctors who treat them are working responsibly. It's the people who fire guns who refuse to accept any responsibility.

    •  Why do you think doctors will have to report meds? (0+ / 0-)

      Because of a gun law? Even if so, why would the "danger to themselves and others" be any different under gun laws than any other law requiring doctor reporting?

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:57:58 AM PST

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