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Apr 10 2013

Anti-Anxiety Medication Used as Pretext to Confiscate Firearms

Given the current political climate, all new gun control measures must be resisted ferociously, because liberal authoritarians have made clear that they will disarm law-abiding citizens any way they can. Even ostensibly reasonable objectives like keeping firearms away from lunatics are providing cover for tyrannical abuse:

The New York State Police are suspending the handgun permits of people in the state who are prescribed anti-anxiety medication, according to Jim Tresmond of the Tresmond Law Firm in Hamburg, New York. …

“We were flummoxed by this whole matter,” the attorney said. “The HIPPA act is supposed to prevent this kind of thing from happening. It’s a gross invasion of our privacy rights.”

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Does anyone really trust Big Government to keep information private? If your property belongs to bureaucrats to redistribute as they see fit, so does your medical data.

In violation of both the Second and Fourth Amendments, Andrew Cuomo’s gun-grabbing NY SAFE Act authorizes healthcare workers to report suspicious patients; those considered to pose a threat will have their firearms confiscated. Gun permits can be arbitrarily suspended before the holder can even state his case.

Evidently the common practice of taking anti-anxiety medication qualifies as posing a threat.

Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon the recommendation of State Police, who learned the man is on anti-anxiety medication.

The police now hold the seven handguns he used for target shooting.

“A law-abiding, honest, hard working professional, who never had one wit of scandal associated with him, criminal or otherwise. And they took his guns away,” Tresmond said.

Is this the kind of country we want to live in? If not, we had better do something about it fast. As Leonardo da Vinci said, it is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end — and students of 20th century history can see where this looks likely to end.

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On tips from Sean C, Wiggins, the watcher, and Rich.

28 Responses to “Anti-Anxiety Medication Used as Pretext to Confiscate Firearms”

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  2. Lyle says:

    The next step is to confiscate the firearms of EVERYONE in a household if ANYONE takes any anti-anxiety medications.

  3. Clingtomyguns says:

    In a rare moment of candor by a Democrap public official, Austin City Council member and potential next mayor Mike Martinez admitted during a speech (in a Mayor Bloomberg sponsered event) that the Obama administration’s long term gun control agenda is focused on banning firearms altogether, but to do that the registration before confiscation step comes first.

  4. icecream says:

    Could explain why they’ve been giving out pills instead of candy in the public schools….

  5. Flu-Bird says:

    Any method these liberal rathole will try to revoke our 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS their nothing but nazis and communists New York state is run by one of the nations rottenest govenord and the Big Rotten Apple has a realy nasty worm in its core named MICHEAL BLOOMBERG

  6. WTSherman1864 says:

    I feel anxious when they want to take my guns for some reason.

    Guess its better to stay with that anxious feeling.

  7. facebkwallflower says:

    And the plan comes together……get mainstream Christians on depression meds to equal society’s numbers on the stuff, push along with depression awareness, PTSS awareness and get most of vets on meds even if for just a short time to ‘readjust’ to civilian life. Follow with NOT mentioning depression/mental meds in relation to mass shootings so all the Patriots fighting against gun banning start pointing to the connection between psychotic meds and the shootings and BINGO! They shoot themselves in the foot. And no one notices that it is still must go through the courts to have someone declared mentally incapable and thus, have their rights limited or taken away. See how the plan is coming together?

  8. Doug says:

    WEINER HOLDER – 2016!

  9. welcome to Costco I love you says:

    Barry and My People potholder can fix anything they are experts on everything and their improveamentations are efficient and excellent.

  10. Skyfall says:

    Nancy was right. They passed the bill and we’re now getting to see what’s in it.

    They (progs) are empowered by the prince of this world. They can do no wrong and cannot be stopped (for now). All the Limbaugh and Hannity and Levin and Fox News broadcasts have done what? Zippo. Not that a lot of folks don’t watch or listen or care. Nope, it’s because right now, darkness is being loosed upon the earth.

    Something you may have noticed: the glee with which these evil one’s do their mischief. You see it in their faces, in their “ha ha, we’re just going to destroy you” look they give you, in their mean-spirited sarcasm and character assassinations…basically in all that they do. (Just look at the Thatcher Is Dead parties. Need any more proof that that?)

    We wrestle not against flesh and blood…

  11. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Soon enough you will see programs in NY on every street corner geared specifically to searching out and treating anxiety.
    The insidiousness of this idea is the wide and broad net cast by liberals in the mental health profession regarding this disorder.
    A fear of foul tastes or smells
    A perception of “gender inequality”
    Eating disorders
    Nervous habits such as biting fingernails
    Restlessness or a feeling of being “edgy”, irritability, muscle tension, headaches,sweating, difficulty concentrating, nausea, the need to go to the bathroom frequently, tiredness, trouble falling or staying asleep, trembling, and being easily startled.
    That cup of coffee
    A fear of having your firearms confiscated
    A fear from “too many choices in everyday life
    Paradoxical anxiety, or literally a fear of anxiety reduction techniques
    Stranger anxiety
    Social anxiety
    Financial anxiety

  12. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    All the Limbaugh and Hannity and Levin and Fox News broadcasts have done what? Zippo
    The trouble is that they are just as powerless as the rest of us.
    This is New York.
    These morons voted for this.
    For the time being anyway, they are perfectly content and comfy in their state issued straight jackets sucking down (salt free) spaghetti noodles while rocking back and forth mumbling “yes we can” through clenched teeth
    As long as the rest of us put up maximum resistance to the inevitable copycat tyrannical legislation coming to your own state, and provide a context of relative freedom, the nanny state will eventually overreach, and this whole scam will close back in and bury these libs
    But it’s going to take time.

  13. Enabler says:

    This scares me. If any responsible veteran claims PTSD and receives anxiety meds to help them through bad days after serving their country honorably in combat….they can have their guns taken away. Screw these people; they are not leaders…they are rulers.

  14. MissAnthropy says:

    And just so everyone is aware, anti-depressants are also prescribed off-label for a variety of other things, such as migraines, smoking cessation, premature ejaculation, etc, etc. Combined with the aggressive prescribing and ad campaigns convincing everyone they’d be so much better with a magic pill, probably more than half the population could potentially be “disqualified” due to medication.

    Exactly the plan.

  15. Owen Sweeney says:

    Gun safety legislation, such as background checks on all firearm purchases, 10 round magazines, limits on number of firearms purchased in one transaction, and many others would make a far safer country.

  16. Dr. 9 says:

    “At no other time in our nations history has the need to refresh the Tree of Liberty been more dire, nor more ignored…” — Spider

  17. Alxandro says:

    The only Amendment that needs to be fixed is the one that allows for Congress and Senate critters to become life time politicians.

  18. Clingtomyguns says:

    Skyfall says:
    April 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    We wrestle not against flesh and blood…

    Sky, as you speak the truth, we are locked in spriritual warfare with the demonic spirits and principalities of darkness in this world:

    “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

    Ephesians 6:13-17.

    We can’t fool ourselves into ever thinking this is our fight alone, but praise God that Jesus has done it all for us. The principalities of this world flee before Him. And as a child of God, He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4).
    No weapon formed against you shall prosper. (Isaiha 54:17) Your enemies may come against you one way, but the Lord will confuse them and cause them to flee before you seven ways! (Deuteronomy 28:7)

  19. Alphamail says:


    Everyone here will take up a collection and buy you a dream house in Detroit – they are dirt cheap right now.

    One condition – you don’t buy a gun.

    BTW – Insure the house and make everyone here the beneficiary.

  20. Alphamail says:


    I would also capitalize the SHIELD OF FAITH.

    Then after that I would capitalize and COLOR RED, the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT – The Holy Word of God – the offensive weapon!

    For instance, “You come against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty.”

    Or, “The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes, from violent men you rescued me. Therefore I will praise you among nations, Oh Lord…I will sing praises to your name.”

    And evil crumbles.

  21. Rich says:

    See a shrink, lose your guns..

    Toomey has sold – this is worse than the Feinstein Treason.. He is a Neo-con Troyskyite!!

    ALL U.S. citizens please contact your senators
    and have them defeat this trash – 1 202 224 3121

  22. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    Next on the Docket: Fix the 22nd Amendment.

    “God Save America – No One Else Can”

  23. Flu-Bird says:

    For the SATTE of NEW YORK a open season of asses

  24. Noelegy says:

    Argh! It’s HIPAA, not HIPPA.

  25. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    and many others would make a far safer country.
    Owen Sweeney
    Provide evidence of this claim please

  26. jarhead says:

    This enough to depress anyone!

  27. Mike G. says:

    Here’s the full text of the bill endorsed by Manchin/Toomey…

    Here’s the kicker;


    So basically, not only are they taking your 2nd amendment rights by stealth, you also are losing the 4th and 5th too.

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