What the DoJ is doing to gun rights of VETERANS is appalling on every level

They’ve dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and safety, put themselves in the line of fire, risking life and limb, and now tens of thousands of veterans are being called mentally defective and banned from gun ownership?

Yep, you read that right.

As The Hill reports, The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society.

According to a 2013 Senate report, the Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for reporting more than 143,000 beneficiaries, including about 83,000 veterans, to the “mental defective” category of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Any federal agency can report people to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, but the VA’s recommendations account for about 99 percent of the people who are listed in the mental defective category.

The VA recommends many military veterans who it deems “incompetent” and in need of financial assistance to manage their benefits be placed in the “mental defective” category of the national gun ban list.

Wait, so if you need financial assistance to manage your benefits, you’re mentally defective? You mean, like calling an accountant is a sign of mental illness? This is outrageous!

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote a letter this week to Attorney General Eric Holder saying the gun ban “effectively voids their Second Amendment rights.”

“It’s disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them,” Grassley wrote.”

“A veteran or dependent shouldn’t lose their constitutional rights, because they need help with bookkeeping,” he added.

This is how it starts, folks. And don’t forget – all of your medical records will be accessible by the government. Ever confess to your doctor that you’re feeling stressed? Need anti-depressants? You better not mention you blow off steam at the range with a couple of boxes of 9mm. Just sayin….

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Edward Traxler
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What else do you expect from the ODOI .. the Obama Department of Injustice – or as I like to call it .. “Progressives are in charge so suck it up”

Ken Haynie
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I say stop sucking it up and let’s take it back.

Gary Arciszewski
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Dead nuts on Sir.

razorm
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Really sad, you look at all the crosses around the world of the patriots that died for freedom and our beautiful U.S.of A. and it’s all slipping away. I want to cry, but I know God will, will be done. We brought it on ourselves. Evil is now good and good is now evil. Ed Traxler is right suck it up!!!

MACCUBBIN1962 .
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They are pushing this because they are afraid of us! Veterans know what it means to be a patriot and could easily form a very powerful militia against the government and the powerful elites running the government!

Tread7
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They want a War ….

Slenth
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Lets give them one…

Disabled and Informed Vet
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Disabled and Informed Vet
Misinformation. A doctor makes the statement of incompetency, thereby spurring the VA to follow the guidelines of the Brady Bill. The “financial assistance” is the requirement of a Fiduciary not something as simple as getting advise from an accountant. I would expect better fact checking prior to posting on a site representing as honorable an individual as Allen West. The individuals that get placed in the Fiduciary program are a lot of times just like the individual that shot Chris Kyle or veterans suffering from dementia (most in this program are Non-Service Connected Pension recipients). Is there anyone stupid enough… Read more »
eod4paws
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The paragraphs below contain sample language for notice of a proposed rating of incompetency: We have received medical evidence from [name of physician, medical institution, etc.] which indicates that you may be unable to handle your funds. Because we cannot make direct payments to persons who are unable to handle their funds, we propose to make the determination that you are unable to handle your financial affairs. If we take that action, your benefits will be paid to someone we appoint who would receive your benefits and use them for your support. A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Allen West is only good for MISINFORMATION….he knows the majority of people that follow him are too STUPID to know the difference between opinion and fact

Sunday Assassin
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Earl Lee – If you were twice as smart – you’d still be stupid!

Clark Morehouse
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bikerdogred1
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Sounds like a fine communist administration keeping tract of their patriots,won’t want them to get turned loose would we.

ScienceABC123
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Can someone point out how a Federal law can trump the Constitution? How can a law void someone’s 2nd Amendment rights without any kind of Judicial action?

Tom Daggett
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Not buying this. I am a DAV who has been in & out of VA hospitals more times than I can count & have never had a delay or rejection. I just passed extensive background check by the state gaming commission

Chief Bernard Wolfpecker
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Chief Bernard Wolfpecker

Apparently you haven’t been deemed “incompetent” and in need of financial assistance to manage your
benefits, and as a result, placed in the “mental defective” category of the national
gun ban list. Consider yourself lucky.

eod4paws
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The key is rated at 100% with a statement of Incompetence. ” The Brady Handgun Violence
Prevention Act of 1993, Public Law 103-159 (The Brady Act), prohibits the sale
of firearms to certain individuals, including beneficiaries the VA determines
are incompetent. In compliance with this
act, VA reports the names of incompetent beneficiaries to the Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI), which then adds the names to a database called the National
Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Gun dealers must check NICS for the name of a
potential buyer before selling him/her a firearm.” SOURCE:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.benefits.va.gov%2FWARMS%2Fdocs%2Fadmin21%2Fm21_1%2Fmr%2Fpart3%2Fsubptv%2Fch09%2Fpt3_sp5_ch9_secB.doc&ei=cycyVZH4LY3zoASkkIHADA&usg=AFQjCNGxcdkJlrk-rotFP-8qWEd_GZj9Gg

Jimbeau
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I hope you’re right, son.

eod4paws
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Posting in Honor of “Momma Lee” and all the Gold Star Parents! An Open Letter to Martin Dempsey: I am shaking and tears are flowing down my cheeks as I watch the news and listen to the insensitive, pain inflicting comments made by you in regards to the fall of Ramadi. “The city itself is not symbolic in any way” oh really are you willing to meet with me and with the families who have lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandson, or teammate? My son Marc Lee was the first Navy SEAL who sacrificed his… Read more »
Rafael X
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Wasn’t it another mentally I’ll veteran that killed Chris Kyle at a shooting range?

Jerry Stephens
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The killers mental illness had nothing to do with military service.

Randino
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Are you sure?

Rafael X
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Relly seing people blown to pieces can’t affect someone’s mental state?

Jerry Stephens
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Rafael – You are a TROLL and you know very well that the killer never saw any combat or any other traumatic events while in the military. //

Celtic Crazy
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It was reported that alcohol and marijuana played a role in that case.

Rafael X
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Alcohol is a possibility, but weed would have made the perp less likely to shoot.

James L. Williams
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@ Rafael, Not true, Pot can result in Paranoia and Anxiety. You are obviously a user or you wouldn’t so blindly defend its use.