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Thread: News about Obamacare preventing gun/ammo registration - red herring.

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    News about Obamacare preventing gun/ammo registration - red herring.

    The net is buzzing today over claims that there's an amendment buried within Obamacare that prevents the gov't from collecting / maintaining information on firearm and ammo usage.

    I don't believe this is accurate. It only prevents the collection of that information in accordance with other activity under PPACA - such as creating health/wellness management plans - in other words when your provider is asking you how much you smoke and drink, they can't ask you how much you shoot and what guns you own. If someone can show where this applies beyond the bounds PPACA, please do.

    The actual text being referenced...with my emphasis added...

    ‘‘(c) PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.—°As
    added by section 10101(e)(2)┐
    ‘‘(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
    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.
    Last edited by Teej; 01-10-2013 at 01:15 PM.
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    Hey, don't tell me the ending .. I'm stilllll reading it from its introduction...

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    Then you've certainly read more than any of the folks that voted for it.
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