OBAMACARE PROTECTS GUN RIGHTS–Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of all the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c. c) PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.– “(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.–
A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to– “(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or “(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
“(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.–
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.
“(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.–
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 to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.
“(4) LIMITATION ON DETERMINATION OF PREMIUM RATES OR ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.–A premium rate may not be increased, health insurance coverage may not be denied, and a discount, rebate, or reward offered for participation in a wellness program may not be reduced or withheld under [Page: S13491] GPO’s PDF any health benefit plan issued pursuant to or in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act on the basis of, or on reliance upon–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or “(B) the lawful use or storage of a firearm or ammunition. “(5)
LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS.–
No individual shall be required to disclose any information under any data collection activity authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or
“(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition.
”. (f) Section 2718 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 1001(5), is amended to read as follows:
On Jan. 1, many parts of the Obamacare legislation became active, including the tax requirements/burden on working middle class Americans to begin funding its later full implementation. This means that many parts of national health care are already being enforced, including the amendment on gun and ammunition registration.
This is comical, but not what really protects us from dictator wanna-be’s, for that we have the Constitution, a much hated ‘roadblock’ to these same wanna-be’s such as Finestine, Boxer, Schumer, Biden/Obama, Bloomberg, Pelosi and all their ilk at any level of government.
Since the Democrats no longer have control over the House of Representatives as they did in 2009 when the original bill was passed, repealing this amendment would be very difficult, as it would open up much of Obamacare to potential repeal just to remove this segment in the legislation.
When WE THE PEOPLE elect our Representative’s, upon the threshold of taking office and thus becoming our public property, they are all required to take/make a solemn oath to ‘Uphold and Defend’ OUR Constitution,(every part of it) from all enemies both foreign and domestic. It is when they forget this oath that they then become self serving ‘politicians’ and are no longer our Representatives, they have become instead a domestic enemy from within in my view. We then need to either vote them out, recall them, or imprison them as the traitors they have become by forsaking the oath they had once sworn to uphold, OUR Constitution!
America is ours, ‘Executive Orders’ do not ,will not superceed OUR Constitution at the whim of Obama, (or anyone else) that is not how it works. We do not serve our Representatives, they serve us! Our Constitution is only as strong as the current generation of any age is to defend it. SO DEFEND IT!! Sincerely, Mark Shean, submitted 1-10-2013
SO, I GUESS IN THEIR RUSH TO PUSH SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE DOWN OUR THROATS, THEY ‘SHOT’ THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT ON THIS ONE!! THANK YOU HARRY REID!!