So there is talk of making psychiatry more involved in the school shooting prevention plans, and all I can say is, gee, let’s make us more a weapon than an ally.
Like how Obummer and his ilk tried to use us prior?
“The Obama administration repeatedly tried to use mental health as a means, not to make us safer, but to deny us our gun rights. Consider Obama’s pick of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be our Surgeon General, someone who firmly believes gun control is a health issue, something that can and should be used to gut the Second Amendment…”
then “Back in 2013, a piece of legislation called Toomey-Manchin proposed that doctors be allowed to unilaterally place a patient’s name in the background check system in a way that violated patient doctor confidentially under HIPAA as well as our Second Amendment rights:
The Toomey-Manchin proposal contains a provision that lets a doctor add a patient to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without ever telling the patient he or she has been added.
This would seem to violate doctor-patient confidentiality, due process and the presumption of innocence in one fell swoop.
As the Heritage Foundation reports, this “gun control legislation eliminates any (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy protection for mental health records in connection with the NICS system, leaving only what privacy protection the attorney general cares to provide.”
The Obama administrations idea of keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill is based on a bizarre and discriminatory definition of who might be mentally unstable. Back in 2013 it was reported that the Veterans Administration was sending letters to vets warning them that they might be declared mentally incompetent and have their Second Amendment rights stripped unless they could prove otherwise…”
This isn’t what most doctors agreed to when reciting the Hippocratic Oath upon graduation. Maybe there are some who want to be pawns and instruments of political partisan agendas, but, it’s not right, and most know it, but, don’t say it!
What will happen if psychiatrists have to start assessing most if not all high school students to try to “keep the kids safe” mindset? Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists will further dwindle in number, and malpractice suits against those who stay will rise exponentially. Because, hey, we don’t have tight red and blue full body suits with a big letter “S” under out dress shirts.
But, I betcha there are some at the APA, henceforth what, the Arrogant Patriarchal Association, who will buy into this notion politicians will be selling. Oh yeah, even more than psychiatrists already sold out 5 years ago for Obummer and his ilk…
He might be gone, but his policies linger, like the stench of an uncovered septic tank still be used. Nice image in one’s head, eh?
By the way, not a Second Amendment nut, and obviously not a Gun Control nut either. I avoid nuts, in my diet and in my travels in the community. Oh, and I NEVER refer to patients as nuts, so don’t go there…