“Under Gun Rules, F.B.I. Will Receive Health Data”

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“We are concerned about the implications of this rule,” said Jennifer Mathis, a lawyer at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, an advocacy group for patients. “It points a finger inappropriately at people with mental illness as a source of gun violence. It’s a bad precedent to start creating exceptions to the privacy law for people with mental illness, who are responsible for about 4 percent of incidents of gun violence.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Mr. Obama said Tuesday that the Social Security Administration would start to look at how to link mental health records with criminal background check data…

    Kind of funny if you think about all the people who lie about having a mental illness to get SSI benefits .