Yesterday, President Obama made the statement that he wanted mental health care to be as easily accessed as the purchasing of a firearm. Here's the how that would work. A mentally ill patient arrives at the doctor's office and approaches the receptionist and indicates she is having thoughts which could cause harm to others and wants to see the doctor. The receptionist hands the patient a form to fill out and states a mandatory fee must be paid in order to conduct a criminal background check. The receptionist then schedules the appointment for the ten day mandatory waiting period for seeing the doctor. If this sounds familiar it is because that is how one becomes authorized to purchase a firearm in the U.S.