False information is being circulated about House Bill 1355 by people who do not have a clue what the bill actually does or why it is needed.  Many gun owners are being deceived by reckless people who are sending out e-mail blasts attacking the bill as being anti-Second Amendment.  Unfortunately, some well-meaning folks have asked the Governor to veto HB-1355 based on misinformation.  The Governor needs to sign HB-1355.  The truth is HB-1355 is very limited.  It does NOT cover people who voluntarily go to private counseling for help.  It does NOT cover people who voluntarily go to a doctor for help.  It does NOT cover people who voluntarily go to a public clinic for help.  It ONLY applies to people with mental illnesses who are already in a mental health facility under a Baker Act petition AND who have subsequently been diagnosed as being an imminent danger to self or others.

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