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GPs to monitor mental health of all patients who own guns


So what incentive is there now for gun owners to get help from their gps if they are going to be banned from owning a gun as a result? Gun owners are people too who get ill and need help. They have to jump through hoops to get their fire arms licence and have to have a whiter than white record before they are given a firearms licence. Target shooting is a popular international sport dicipline. They may also start hiding things from their gps if they think gps are now spying on them. If this is done then gps may be told to keep tabs on other people, parents and if they abuse children then other groups and before long people will have lost any and all confidence in their gps and will view them as government agents who are looking to trip them up. Then if there is a problem then it is more likely to fester and result in more problems than there would have been if the issue was dealt with properly at the beginning.

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03 Apr 2016

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