The National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America were successful in ensuring the Affordable Care Act prohibits creation of a firearms database and stops doctors from disclosing or collecting information relating to a patient’s firearms. However, Obamacare contains “sneaky backdoor” provisions that could jeopardize gun ownership for nearly 550,000 Americans (including veterans arbitrarily diagnosed with PTSD), according to a recent Townhall.com blog.
Attorney Rachel Alexander writes in an Oct. 21 Townhall.com blog that Senate Amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, Part C — incorporated into Obamacare in December 2012 — includes five provisions that protect gun owners.
However, she notes, those provisions are countered by Order 16 of Obama’s 23 executive orders issued in January 2013. Order 16 stresses that, “No federal law prevents healthcare providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence.”