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Amendment 3276 - Senate Health Care Bill Amendment is real and says: 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.
It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
According to that amendment, the government cannot collect "any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition." This means that the government CANNOT mandate firearm registration. No registration, no confiscation. Poor ol' Joe Biden, he spent the last couple of weeks focusing on making a law requiring registration.
And according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), that's exactly right. He says he personally added the provision in order to keep the NRA from getting involved in the legislative fight over Obamacare, which was so ubiquitous in 2010.
JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When President Obama signed national health care reform into law, few in Washington knew that buried in the legislation's more than 900 pages was a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby. But here it is, a provision entitled Protection of Second Amendment Rights. It states the government and health insurers cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition. The provision was such a secret, "The Washington Post" reports that some people in the White House didn't even know it existed, despite being in the president's signature legislation.
Originally posted by Magister
Yes, but when they pass new laws making gun ownership illegal then the Obamacare amendment can be used. What is lawful now will be unlawful later.
Originally posted by guohua
.... 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 ....
Originally posted by Signals
Obamacare Provision May Prohibit Gun and Ammo Registration!
(which has partly been debunked already BTW)