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How The Pro-Gun Lobby Snuck Extra Protections For Gun Owners Into Obamacare

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This month's deadly rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School has sparked a national conversation about improving gun control laws and the woeful state of America's mental health care system. Fortunately, Obamacare will address the latter by increasing access to mental health services through its Medicaid expansion and state-wide health exchanges reports that a little known NRA-backed provision in the health law may undermine the former.
Inserted into the Affordable Care Act at the request of pro-gun, NRA-backed Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Obamacare subsection titled 'Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights' makes it illegal for wellness and better-living programs to require 'the disclosure or collection of any information relating to' the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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