Is your doctor a federal agent?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:53
- Date Jan 17, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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We -- make sure mental health professionals no other options for reporting threats of violence.
Even as we acknowledge that someone -- -- mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime and the purpose for it.
That was President Obama yesterday laying out his plan to curb gun violence and is part of his new plan he's now asking.
Doctors to sound the alarm on patients that they consider a threat to themselves or others but by doing so is the -- crossing the line and she really be asking doctors to help with.
Gun control let's ask Fox News legal analyst Peter.
Johnson junior morning good morning -- this what people wanted there was a comprehensive approach not just talking about guns but also including.
Mental health in the -- Your mental health it's actually -- Actually -- with.
Psycho should not have guns privates sales should be regulated by background checks I believe that's where a lot of the crimes are in America.
But when you say to a doctor we're gonna clarify your role under one of the executive orders clarified.
Whether doctors can ask patients about their guns in homes we know under the Obama care act in 2000.
Explicitly this statute says that there cannot be questions about guns in homes lawful possession of -- -- firearms.
In it in wellness programs it programs dictating -- people are feeling and questionnaires and alike.
So of these subtle or not so subtle.
Indication in this executive order a memorandum is yet doctors you should really be looking at the issue of lawful guns.
In people's homes.
Because he is is in fact.
-- -- you wouldn't be against a psychiatrist for example.
Speaking to somebody who they deem to be mentally ill and think that they might have access to a gun and then reporting they have an absolute obligation to report that and then it's state by state they should be.
A greater obligation to say.
You must report it if you reported we will and dignify you.
And protect you from any false.
Claims that you be protected UV acting on behalf of the of the public some doctors are afraid there's a lawsuit in Colorado as a result of that.
Right now based on a roar back -- yet I gotta get to this other sound -- because the president yesterday also talked about how some pundits.
World reacts to his 23 executive hours.
There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of -- to read too radical all out assault on liberty.
There wanna get up fear or higher ratings.
So the president saying that that people come after him for these 123 things well that -- you know that's the politics of fear.
That's the politics of hearing people.
That's the politics of scapegoating.
That's the politics of demonizing those who -- -- agree with you I think the -- and understands a lot of people.
Who might have the opportunity to agree with him on some of these points.
And don't wanna be.
Scorned it hit it in a way that the press the United States is.
Keeping -- abuse or -- humiliation of people that wanna make their First Amendment.
Obviously the NRA makes a mistake -- -- make stupid ads.
Obviously -- the president makes a mistake.
When he tries to lump people together in a way that's not helpful this is not about scaring the American people.
This is -- time for debate but we have now is a political document based upon two weeks of press conferences.
And press opportunities in with Joseph Biden.
We need in empirical objective dispassionate look that protects our children.
And protects all American -- but to criticize the president and make that equivalent.
To not helping a children that's wrong that's hurtful that's not the American way right -- have a fantastic in the cities here.