…or ‘just a little off’?
The Liberty Sphere discusses the move by the administration (and it’s sycophants) to more loosely define ‘mental illness’. Not to get more folks in need dependent on the government.
But to get them declared a ‘prohibited possessor’ under federal law, with regard to firearms possession and ownership.
When Fidel Castro bullied his way into power in Cuba five decades ago, the west began to see, up close and personal, the manner in which totalitarian governments played fast and loose with the term “mentally ill.” Political dissidents were routinely rounded up, and if they were not murdered in cold blood, they were deemed insane, taken to state-run mental facilities, and given a series of electric shock treatments that rendered them imbeciles for all intents and purposes.
In like manner, the American government under Barack Obama and Democrats who run the U.S. Senate, and their allies in ultra-liberal state governments such California, are using the term “mentally ill” in a haphazard fashion, allowing them to confiscate guns.
And you don’t even have to be a patient. Merely being a family member of such a person is enough for the American Gestapo squads to seize your firearms. This news report from Bloomberg provides the details.
h/t Nat’l Conservative Examiner