First of all, how does consulting with your physician end up costing you your Second Amendment rights without a court hearing?
It does in New York State, following the passage of the SAFE Act.
Second of all, what happens now when all gun owners know that talking to your physician about anything mentally-related will cost them your guns will result in a lot of completely untreated mental issues. Is that what we, as a nation, want?
Gun permit suspended over medication
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people.
But Hamburg attorney Jim 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.
“Claiming that he had taken some psychotropic medications, and that he no longer could be eligible for the pistol permit,” Tresmond said.
The permit holder lives in Amherst and Tresmond accompanied the man as he turned in his seven handguns used for target-shooting to Amherst Police.
“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.