Originally Posted by Brock
100 percent bullcrap. There is no national database of people with "perhaps a history of mental illness". Nor will there ever be one.
So, to answer your question "why not?" - Because it won't make any difference. Because it's none of the government's business what I'm buying. Because it violates my right to privacy. Pick one.
Yeah, that's a good point concerning the mental health side of the background check. Where is the background check supposed to be pulling mental health information from? Are we going to start requiring psychiatrists to upload their patient reports to some database if they would suspect mental issues? How about if you're on any mood altering drugs, you have to submit your information to the "Mental Health Database", should it theoretically exist. I'm sure every US citizen on mood altering drugs wouldn't mind submitting their information right? It's for the children after all, and if it could save 1 life....