Navigation Links
CCRKBA Backs Sen. Coburn's Opposition to Tenets of H.R. 327
Date:9/11/2007

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today agreed with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn that there is a serious flaw in H.R. 327 -- the so-called Joshua Omvig Veterans' Suicide Prevention Act -- that could ultimately prevent military veterans from exercising the Second Amendment rights they have fought to defend.

The problem, as pointed out by Sen. Coburn, a doctor by profession, is that "it preconditions health care for veterans on mental health screening." That is, a veteran seeking treatment for any condition, including a common cold or flu, must first undergo a comprehensive mental health screening.

"Senator Coburn thinks that's absurd, and so do we," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Nobody should be subjected to that kind of humiliation. Right now, there is a huge debate over legislation to improve the National Instant Check System records that would ostensibly allow some 80,000 veterans, whose private medical records were arbitrarily shared with the Justice Department by the Clinton Administration in 1999, to get relief from that gun rights 'disability.' Senator Coburn recalled in an open letter on Sept. 5 that this records sharing was 'an effort to prohibit the purchasing of firearms by veterans who had been diagnosed as having mental health concerns at one point in their lives.' Anybody who's ever seen combat might have had some stressful moments, but that's no reason to deny them their constitutional rights."

Added CCRKBA Executive Director Mark A. Taff: "Senator Coburn properly believes there should be an 'opt-out' provision in this legislation allowing veterans to forego such screenings. Going through a screening ought to be up to the individual and his or her family, not some bureaucrat, and certainly not a one-size-fits-all legislative mandate."

"Democrats have criticized Senator Coburn over his stubbornness," Gottlieb noted, "which suggests that once again, they're trying to push a back-door scheme to deny an ever-increasing number of Americans their firearm civil rights. Democrats simply cannot overcome their party's well-established gun control agenda.

"Democrats insist they support gun rights," Gottlieb concluded. "Deleting this mental health screening requirement would be a sensible first step toward proving it."

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (http://www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Science backs the importance of vegetables in diet
2. Overspending in Hospitals to Lead to Cutbacks
3. AMA Backs Advance Care Planning by Patients
4. Thailand Backs Off Threat to Break Drug Patents
5. Unbelted Backseat Passengers Produce Deadly Results
6. E.U. Panel Backs Novartis Mock-up Pandemic Flu Vaccine
7. AMA Backs Red Cross Blood Service Campaign For More Blood Donors
8. U.K. Backs Program To Improve Drug Access in Developing Countries
9. Cancer Patients Turn Their Backs on Canadian Health Minister
10. Queensland Opposition not happy over hiring consultancy
11. Opposition: Government turned a deaf ear to warnings about dwindling health care services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B ... York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In ... taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, ... overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") ... and immune engineering, today announced a new ... (H7N9) vaccine. ... influenza and presents a challenge for traditional ... to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: