If they don’t report this concern, and if something happens involving this person such as a shooting, the mental health professional could face charges for not reporting the person’s behavior to law enforcement.
Obviously, this will lead to over-reporting, which is fine by state officials, because that means that’s more people they get to bar from ever owning a gun. The other effect however is that gun-owners will be refusing to ever set foot in a mental health professional’s office for fear that the doctor will misinterpret something they said or didn’t say as evidence of a tendency to commit a crime. And you know the doctor would report anything, even if it wasn’t true, because not reporting something puts them at risk of criminal charges should “something happen” involving one of their patients.
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