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Legislation pre-filed in New York by State Senator James Sanders will require anyone wishing to purchase a firearm to first pass a mental health evaluation. Senate Bill 7065 has been referred to the New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee where it awaits a hearing.

Current New York law requires the use of a licensed firearms dealer and passage of a federal background (NICS) check to transfer any firearm. SB 7065 would require the mental health check prior to initiating the background check. The implementation of a mental health evaluation for firearm transfers constitutes unprecedented government regulation and overreach. The mental health requirement would even apply to a father giving a treasured firearm to his son or daughter.

Violators of the new law would face non-violent Class D felony charges and up to 7 years in prison. Some other non-violent Class D felonies in New York include robbery, burglary and vehicular manslaughter. If you are convicted of any felony, you lose your right to own a firearm and your right to vote.

“In addition to the clear violation of Second Amendment rights, this legislation unfairly targets the hunting and sport shooting community by creating barriers that limit access to the outdoors,” said Jacob Hupp, associate director of state services for the Sportsmen’s Alliance. “As it becomes more difficult to legally obtain a firearm in New York, it also becomes more difficult to drive participation in hunting and shooting sports.”




https://www.sportsmensalliance.org/news/new-york-bill-requires-mental-health-evaluation-to-buy-firearms/
 

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IF they also mandate a mental health check to vote and be a politician, then maybe they could have a leg to stand on............ (well, not really)
 

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There are those, right now, that would say wanting to own a firearm is an indication of mental health problems....


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Well, we say the same thing about folks wanting to vote Democrat
 

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Everyone except criminals, that is. They can buy all the firearms they want. With no checks whatsoever.

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IF they also mandate a mental health check to vote and be a politician, then maybe they could have a leg to stand on............ (well, not really)
Yes it would be nice if such law were to be in the books, but, it would never happens, too many politicians ( Most of them DemocRATS ) would be barred from office if such law were to be enacted.
 

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Who pays for the crazy quiz? What is the going price? Do you have to get one for every firearm purchase or is it good for an extended time?
 

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So Democrats will be banned from purchasing firearms. :idea:
 

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Who pays for the crazy quiz? What is the going price? Do you have to get one for every firearm purchase or is it good for an extended time?

More importantly who assigns the people that say were crazy or not and how many will there be? I can already see a backlog wait of a couple of years to get your appointment..
 

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My question is who evaluates the mental health folks for their personal opinion's as to firearm ownership. If the people who would be allowed to give the mental health check, are predisposed to be antigun, how can they give an honest evaluation. Also who pays for the evaluation, your health insurance? If so then the information would be in your health records, and subject to inspection in any future investigation should you have defend yourself in any incident, and what the mental health person would state in their records even if you where approved.
 

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Let us face it, the law, like all anti-gun laws, is unconstitutional, and the DemocRATs know this, but, they also know that it cost a lot of $$$$ and time to fight it, meanwhile, the state will abuse its citizens until such law is repealed by the Supreme Court.
 
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