According to Tim Brown of D.C. Clothesline
“David Lewis, 35, of Amherst, New York, who is a librarian with a Masters in Library Science from the University of Buffalo, received a notice that his permit was revoked and he was to turn in his weapons or they would come and get them and charge him with illegal firearms possession.”
This is thanks to the NY Safe Act which has a provision that “mandates the confiscation of weapons and permits if someone has been prescribed psychotropic drugs”
And there you have it in all it’s glory — the Ducks were lined up in a row to disarm the American people.
In 2012 one of the huge Pharmaceutical giants, GlaxoSmithKline, lost a little known 3 Billion Dollar lawsuit where they admitted guilt to having pushed their psychotropic drugs for perks.
“Drug representatives nationwide aggressively pitched the drugs for unapproved purposes throughout the medical community for several years, rewarding physicians with luxury spa vacations, lucrative speaking engagements, concert tickets, and other incentives.”
An attorney for one Whistle Blower, told the AP that during a regional meeting of sales representatives in Las Vegas in 2000, the reps were told to promote Wellbutrin as the drug that makes patients “happy, horny and skinny,” as part of a national slogan repeated to doctors.”
These days who hasn’t been prescribed an SSRI medication for some human malfunction like being sad because a loved one died or stress related to employment or school. They hand it out like candy for “perks” we learned above….Doctors didn’t care if you really needed it or not because what they really needed were concert tickets and spa vacations.
So the big pharmaceutical companies managed to push their cotton candy on the American people and now a clause in the NY SAFE ACT rushed through to a vote in the middle of the night by putting the blame on firearms because of the Sandy Hook tragedy when a child who may have been on the anti-psychotic drug, Fanapt, went on a murder rampage. Yet not one legislator who voted for the NY SAFE ACT stood up to even discuss that the root cause of these school shootings may have been SSRI medication and not the 2nd Amendment which they so cowardly voted away without even reading the bill!
How convenient for those who wish to disarm the American People. How convenient that the pharmaceutical companies that appear to be one of the BIGGEST LOBBYIST in Washington get to work in conjunction with the STATE to now begin gun confiscation while compromising HIPAA laws to revoke permits.
Now they are saying that David Lewis had his guns wrongly revoked. That there are flaws in the law.
“The SAFE Act requires mental health professionals to file notification when a medical professional determines that an individual he or she is treating is at risk to themselves or others. Medical prescription records are strictly private and not shared with the state, and no firearm license would ever be revoked for an anti-anxiety prescription.”
“The notification forwarded to the Erie County Clerk’s Office required additional follow-up before a positive identification of a person at risk to themselves or others became final. The State Police was very clear in its letter to the Clerk’s Office regarding the need for due diligence and the need for a positive identification by the County before they removed any weapon.”
“The final determination on whether to revoke or suspend a pistol permit license rests solely with the County and the licensing officials. The State Police has no authority to suspend or revoke a pistol permit in these circumstances.”
So, do we stop worrying now that perhaps because of personal tragedy we may have been put on anti-anxiety medication for a short while that we can still keep our firearms to protect our family? Do you trust that the same government that is working so hard to disarm us will be fair in the end? Do you trust that a legislation that pushes a bill through and votes blindly has your best interest at heart?
Connect the dots and follow the money I always say…… and my money is on Big Pharma for the win here. They come out clean and unscathed every time. After all –you don’t see firearm commercials during your Fox news at Five….but how many pharmaceutical commercials do you see? Who owns the media? Who owns the legislators? Yeah, connect the dots….