Senate Amendment to Obamacare Protects Law Biding Gun Owners-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that alleges that an amendment to the Affordable Care Act passed in 2009 prohibits the government from collecting information from patients regarding “the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.”
Hidden deep within Obamacare there is an amendment that protects our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. This according to a January 10, 2013 Fox News article.
Amendment 3276 – Senate Health Care Bill Amendment is real and says:
None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
“(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
“(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook in January 2013 President Obama signed several Executive Orders targeting gun control. According to a January 16, 2013 article by Forbes, two of the Executive Orders were directed to medical professionals:
Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
At the time of this writing the Executive Orders page of the White House website does not show these new orders posted.
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