The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.
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VA spokesman Mark Ballesteros says federal laws protecting veterans’ treatment records take precedence.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Removing someone’s right to buy a firearm is serious business, but so is someone who might be a danger to society having one.
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