Myth Blaster: Gun Owners Organization Claims Anti-Gun in ObamaCare Bill


Email from GunOwners (March 16th 2010) …

House Vote On Anti-gun ObamaCare Scheduled For This Weekend! Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert http://gunowners.org

ACTION:  The anti-gun health care issue may very well be decided this week.  Even if you have already called, faxed or e-mailed your congressman, it is imperative that you do so one last time.  Please see contact information and suggested letter/talking points below. This is gun owners’ last shot (so to speak) at saving the country from the worst piece of legislation that we’ve seen in years. Make no mistake about it:  The pivotal vote in the House will be — directly or indirectly — on whether to adopt the corrupt and discredited Senate ObamaCare bill verbatim.  And the votes are being corralled by Obama and Pelosi through a new round of bribes, threats, and corruption. Consider what has been implanted in the bill which will be voted on in the House this week.

1. Restrictions upon gun owners.  The Senate-passed version would allow the ATF to troll your confidential medical records in order to take guns away from potentially tens of millions of Americans.  The “individual mandate” (in Sections 1501 and 1502) will make it impossible for you to keep private, medical information out of the government-controlled medical database that was created in last year’s stimulus bill.  

2. Bribes, bribes, bribes.  The bill your Representative will be voting on still contains virtually all of the bribes that made the Senate version such a disgusting spectacle.  This includes:

* Mary Landrieu’s $300,000,000 “Louisiana Purchase;”

* A broadened version of the nauseating “Cornhusker Kickback” to get Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson’s vote;

* The roughly $10 BILLION (with a “b”) bribe to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for clinics which could well be run by ACORN and Planned Parenthood; 

* The $100 million Connecticut “Hospital Handout” bribe to corrupt Senator Chris Dodd; and

* The $300 million Libby, Montana, asbestos bribe.

3. Unconstitutional mandates.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill to be voted on this week would increase the cost of private insurance by 10-13% over what it would be if Congress did nothing — and require, under penalty of imprisonment, that you buy it.

4. Corrupt procedures.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) plan to ram this bill through the Congress and onto the President’s desk using cheat schemes called “reconciliation” and “self-executing rules.”   This is nothing other than a slimy attempt to ignore the will of the people, who according to the latest polls, overwhelmingly oppose this legislation:

* Under “reconciliation,” any language qualifying for special Senate procedures had to have been reported out of committee by October 15, 2009.  As of March 15, 2010, the language was still not available, even though the House Budget Committee voted to approve the non-existent draft.

* Under the Senate rules, these special procedures can be used only to reduce the deficit.  Once you discount the accounting tricks and fraud that Reid and Pelosi are employing, ObamaCare would INCREASE the deficit by half a trillion dollars over the first ten years.

* Despite Obama’s lies, “reconciliation” has never been used for non-budgetary issues which do not reduce the deficit.

* Now, House Rules Committee Chairman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is proposing a plan (which has been approved by Pelosi) to “deem” ObamaCare passed without having the House vote on it.  Read more about this plan at http://tinyurl.com/yk7s5a4 .

According to news reports, the phones are ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill.  Estimates as to how close Pelosi is to delivering the votes vary widely.  But Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), who opposes the bill on grounds that it would allow for taxpayer funding of abortions, says he thinks Pelosi is about 16 votes away. Please take action now! 

CONTACT INFO: Phone:  toll-free at 877-762-8762 or 800-965-4701; or call the regular number at 202-225-3121.

E-mail: Visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.

—– Pre-written letter and talking points —–

Dear Representative: 

I am writing you with one final plea to vote against the Senate’s corrupt and bribe-laden ObamaCare bill. Despite the fact that the Senate tried to allay gun owners’ concerns, the Senate bill would still allow the ATF to troll the confidential medical records in order to take guns away from potentially tens of millions of Americans.  This is because the “individual mandate” in Sections 1501 and 1502 of the Senate-passed bill would make it impossible for people to keep private, medical information out of the government-controlled medical database that was created by the stimulus bill. The process that put together this Senate bill has been marked with bribes (such as the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), by unconstitutional mandates and by corrupt procedures.  As to corruption, any rules vote on your part which “deems” ObamaCare as passed will be held in the greatest contempt by your constituents. You represent my state, not the “state of Nancy Pelosi.”  Americans overwhelmingly oppose this legislation.  Please — please listen to your constituents and vote against ObamaCare. 

Sincerely,

Myth Blaster Verdict:
UNSUBSTANTIATED and MIXED
The last time I checked the original HR 3962 has grown, since being sent to the Senate to 1,990 pages (estimated to be about 20 pounds in weight). Unless something was added when the Democrats held closed door meeting, the bill contains no words like gun or firearm.
Secondly, the sources, mainly GunOwners organization, do not provide specific article, paragraph or places within the healthcare bill to back up their claims. Other bloggers who post this also do not provide this source.
They are basing this presumption on the fact that doctors have collaborated with anti-gun activists and some obscure proposed legislation that would require doctors to ask and enter into medical records whether or not their patients own guns or not. Some doctors have performed this “survey” type function.
Some of the language of the bill, plus the fact that the Democratic political elite are anti-gun, will use the excuse (after government takes over healthcare) that premiums would be higher for gun owners or the possibility of being turned down if there are firearms in the household. It is a back door way to get what they want – as unconstitutional and the methods used as much of what legislation they push to pass.
If the ObamaCare legislation is so great for the people, why do 75% of those polled say they are against it?
According to sources, however, there will be no up and down vote. That alone should put a red flag to Americans concerning this legislation.
The Democrats have made such a mess of the bill they really should just trash it, have a committee work on the idea, and rewrite a much smaller bill written in plain language – if they are wanting to pass such an expensive entitlement during a time when there is an economic crisis and the deficit is soaring dangerously to a break down.
GunOwners.org is not a disreputable organization; however, if they are going to make such statements – they should provide better sources. In respect to what Pelosi and associates are up to, there is good reason to be alarmed.
The reconciliation process is something used for budgeting; however, even if what they do is unconstitutional and even though the Democrats who complained about transparent government during the Bush administration are breaking constitutional rules and using any loophole they can come up with to pass legislation that will further the power over the people as they increasingly create a bigger dependent population.
The Wall Street Journal wrote about it in the article Slaughter House Rules.
As these congressional members come up for re-election, American voters are going to have to choose someone else, hopefully who respect and obey the Constitution and care more about getting America back on track rather than political diatribe and agenda.
Much of what GunOwners refer to is mostly from one main source (not a good idea, since the source is considered to be something in the vein of reputable information as the National Inquirer. A lot of it is written by Mike Stollenwerk.
If I come up with any further information on this, I will post it and refer back to this article.
In the meantime, the anti-gun issue withstanding, the ObamaCare bill must not pass for the sake of ALL Americans. What is the Supreme Court doing in the background over these unconstitutional practices?
Thanks Obama voters, we would have been better off with even the likes of political fence jumper John McCain as the 44th President. But then, with a corrupt congress that presently is in session, any president would be having a swinging time to get real reform into action. But at least we would have had a president that didn’t push Congress into frenzy over his infatuation over his national health care agenda. What was that about listening to the American people? So many lies, many told before elected – yet people still voted for him.
Tje Devil’s in the details folks.
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