Documents Reveal FBI’s Secret Work with Hospitals to Take Away Americans’ Gun Rights
The FBI has been conducting an all-out war on American gun owners for years.
These efforts have taken place without any sort of congressional approval and with scant attention from even conservative media.
The Washington Examiner uncovered an explosive story on Tuesday showing how the FBI colluded with hospitals and other medical facilities to deprive over two dozen U.S. citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights.
Gun Owners of America (GOA) obtained five documents via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and then shared them with The Washington Examiner. These documents how the medical facilities used the gun forms and handed off the signatory records to the FBI.
These records were registered with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Now the Bureau can track and spy on these innocent Americans.
The forms are from facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Oklahoma. They cover a time period from 2011 to 2019.
Here are the documents:
GOA previously uncovered a form in September which was used by the FBI in an effort to secure forfeiture of Second Amendment rights.
The Washington Examiner reported:
The FBI coordinated secretly with hospitals and medical centers to strip U.S. citizens of their rights to own, buy, or even use firearms, according to a trove of internal documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
New documents shared with the Washington Examiner, which Gun Owners of America obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shed light on how facilities in New Hampshire, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, used the gun forms and supplied signatory records to the FBI.
Any time you have evidence of private entities coordinating with federal agents to strip Americans of their rights, the public should be alarmed and demanding answers and action,” said Aidan Johnston, federal affairs director for Gun Owners of America, a firearms rights group. “This is just the latest terrifying new instance of the illegal NICS self-submission form being used in nefarious ways, and those who used it to violate the public’s trust must be held to account.”
Between 2011 and 2019, the FBI presented forms to U.S. citizens at their homes and in other undisclosed locations that registered them with the bureau’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
In April 2017, one signatory signed a form following coordination between Rockford Center, a private mental health group in Newark, Delaware, and the FBI. The signatory identified as “a danger to himself or to others” and was neither involuntarily committed for treatment nor adjudicated as a “mental defective,” documents show.
However, the Gun Control Act of 1968, a federal law regulating firearms ownership, does not say a U.S. citizen may label themselves unfit to own guns and outlines that a person could be prohibited if they are “adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution.”
“These new revelations provide additional proof that the FBI has used deeply disturbing tactics to erode Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms,” Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA) told the Washington Examiner. “Make no mistake — the FBI is weaponizing NICS forms to advance the Left’s dangerous agenda of dismantling our Second Amendment liberties and disarming our nation.
Congress must thoroughly investigate this troubling matter and hold all unelected, anti-gun bureaucrats involved accountable for forcing Americans to relinquish their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”
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