Profile image
By AmmoLand (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Will Gun Control Remain in ObamaCare?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:41
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, a large group of Republicans who are opposing the
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, a large group of Republicans who are opposing the “Son of ObamaCare” legislation.
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

U.S.A.-( The battle over the anti-gun ObamaCare law is raging.

Conservatives in the House’s Freedom Caucus — in addition to conservatives in the Senate and on the outside — are now in open revolt against House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Son of ObamaCare” bill.

Add to this the concern from gun owners around the country.

Gun Owners of America opposed the original ObamaCare because it threatened gun owners’ rights.

ObamaCare has given the federal government the ability to use (and abuse) medical data as a pretext for keeping law-abiding gun owners from possessing firearms — just as the feds have already done to more than 257,000 military veterans.

Unfortunately, Paul Ryan’s “Son of ObamaCare” does not eliminate GOA’s concerns.

The reasons why conservatives around the country are upset with the “Son of ObamaCare,” which is still unnumbered, are not hard to figure out:

  • The bill still requires an individual mandate. If your insurance lapses, the government requires that you pay a 30% legally-mandated penalty to re-enroll.
  • The bill keeps the subsidies. It’s called an “advanceable refundable tax credit.”

And what that means is that people who pay no taxes get a big check from the government. How is that different from subsidies under ObamaCare Prime?

The bill keeps the entitlements. It continues to pay the 31 greedy states who grabbed for “free” Medicaid money, and it creates a NEW program to reward those who didn’t.

We don’t oppose repealing the ObamaCare tax increases. But, if that’s the big benefit of this bill, the result will be that it rewards big business, but retains the problems for everyone else.

How did we get into this situation?

Well, our staff told Republican Congressmen that they needed to immediately REPEAL the anti-gun ObamaCare law — and then confront Democrats with either working with them to “replace” or getting NOTHING. (On multiple votes over the past several years, the GOP has unanimously opted for the “repeal” part.)

As it is now, the “repeal” part is embroiled in the intricacies of “replace.” And, if the Democrats can pull off just a few Republicans, what they get is: A CONTINUATION OF OBAMACARE PRIME.

That said, Gun Owners of America is a Second Amendment group. And we have concerns specific to the Second Amendment, as we related in our previous alert.

How did we get into this situation?
How did we get into this situation?

FIRST, the bill needs to be amended to prohibit the ATF from trolling the national health database, or Medicaid, or any new entitlement program for persons with PTSD, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, or merely “anxiety.”

The Obama administration did that with Social Security, for the specific purpose of imposing a lifetime gun ban on millions of Americans.

As it is, “Son of ObamaCare” opens that possibility again — on a grand scale.

SECOND, the bill needs to be amended to prohibit insurance companies from asking about gun ownership, raising rates as a result of gun ownership, or even denying insurance on the basis of gun ownership.

Already, New York and California are considering using gun insurance requirements to “insure” guns out of existence.

And the last thing we need is a federal mandate (with a 30% penalty) which would have the same effect. After all, we have seen how insurance companies penalize things they don’t like — or things they think are dangerous. Like smoking. Or, in some cases, gun ownership.

THIRD, the bill needs to be amended to ensure that doctors are not required — or even allowed — to ask about gun ownership and to enter that information into a federal health database.

If this were the case, that database would become an de facto national gun registry.

Incidentally, all we are asking for on the second and third points is that “Son of ObamaCare” IS NO WORSE THAN OBAMACARE PRIME.

Once again, House Speaker Paul Ryan has committed a “rookie error.” And it threatens the ability of Republicans to carry through with their most central campaign promises.

Now, unless the House passes HIS bill, Ryan is threatening to “take his marbles and go home” — thereby leaving ObamaCare in place.

It would be very difficult, in 2018, for Republicans to lose both the House and Senate — as a result of the “electoral math.”

But carrying through with the Ryan threat could well achieve the impossible.

P.S. Please distribute this alert to your pro-gun family and friends and urge them to take action. To renew your GOA membership or to join for the first time, please click here.

About Gun Owners of America (GOA)

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no compromise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.

Visit: to Join.

This post Will Gun Control Remain in ObamaCare? appeared first on Shooting Sports News .


Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.