Good luck with that question!
HIPAA (Health Information Portability Accountability Act) being what it is and all. My question still stands: “If someone is adjudicated as mentally unfit (for purposes of firearm purchase and ownership) HOW, exactly, is that information transmitted to NICS?” Supposedly dishonorable discharges ARE supposed to be automatically forwarded to NICS (even tho the Texas church shooter from a year or so ago proves an imperfect system); so how are mental adjudications forwarded?
If HIPAA proves to be so watertight as to legally prevent potentially dangerous patients’ info from being forwarded to agencies designed specifically for firearm/public safety then maybe we need to pass GIPAA. Guns Information Portability and Accountability Act! Your personal firearm information is secure so that only YOU know what you have what you might use it for. That is what 2A was originally designed for - your PERSONAL right to keep and bear arms. The Founding Fathers (all < 40 years of age, BTW) wanted other Americans to take responsibility for policing themselves and their communities; remember the first American city to form a police force (LEO dept) didn’t do so until ~ late 1820s-1830s - 40 years after the foundation of our nation. It would be another 110 years before the FBI took life.