GOA Pushing for Veto-Proof Majority in Senate. The House this week adopted legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of veterans.
Rep. Rehberg’s Legislation Protects Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
The House this week adopted legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of veterans.
Sponsored by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), the legislation requires that before a veteran can lose his or her gun rights, they must receive due process in a court of law. Rehberg offered the measure as an amendment to H.R. 2349, which passed the House on a voice vote.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can deem a veteran as a “mental defective” for the sole reason of having a third party appointed over their financial affairs. Veterans with mental health issues such as temporary memory loss or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) commonly turn over control of their finances to a spouse or family member.
Because persons found to be “mental defectives” are prohibited from owning firearms, the names of these veterans are turned over to the FBI’s NICS system.
No crime needs to have been committed. No finding that the person is even remotely dangerous. No trial by a jury of one’s peers. A veteran can be stripped of his or her gun rights simply by the capricious action of government bureaucrats.
Ok, some may protest, but this must happen rarely. It must be an aberration, a mistake. Wrong.
Since 1999, over 150,000 honorably discharged veterans have lost their gun rights in precisely this manner. And though it’s theoretically possible to get off the list, that rarely—if ever—happens.
Gun owners who are not veterans can also be affected by the current law because the definition of “mental defective” used by the VA applies to anyone. It affects veterams particularly hard because of the ease of information sharing between one federal agency (VA) and another (FBI).
But under ObamaCare, medical records for all Americans will be made increasingly available to
That’s why it is vitally important that all gun owners contact their two Senators and insist that they support Sen. Burr’s Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act.
This bill ensures that a veteran cannot lose his or her gun rights without a finding in a court of law that the person is a danger to self or others.
This would mean no more “psychiatric gun bans” for vets, and it will serve notice to the federal government that the same thing will not be allowed to happen to the rest of the population.
ACTION: Please contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor the Second Amendment Veterans Protection Act.
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