Why Are Veterans Being Stripped of Their Second Amendment Rights?

Freedom Outpost

Under Obama’s administration, there’s been a serious downsizing of our  military. I’ve got my own thoughts on that, but I’ll save them for another time.  Reality is, we’ve got a large number of people getting out of the military with  a ton of combat and military experience; men and women being thrown back into  civilian life. There have been several incidents already involving these vets  and their rights being taken away from them.

Recently, there was a vet that had to defend his home from a felon who was  trying to break in. He fired a warning shot in the ground to scare the guy off  and then told the police that his military training kicked in. Now whether  that’s true or not, or even if he went into combat mode, the guy was having his  house broken into. He clearly stated to the guy that was trying to force entry  into his home and that he was going to give him a warning shot if he didn’t stop  his forward progress. All he did was fire a warning shot into the ground, and  then the criminal ran off.

NRANews_DomVets_CommEp35But  the focus wasn’t on the convicted felon trying to break into his house; it was  on the veteran who did everything possible to safely defend his home.

The police  actually took his gun away. There is something seriously wrong with our system  if we are stripping his gun away because according to the police, he wasn’t  justified to discharge a round. According to our oh-so-knowledgeable vice  president, that’s exactly what he should be doing to ward off would-be attackers  and burglars. Sounds like our vice president is giving us some false info.

That was an unfortunate situation that affected one person, but I also want  to talk about a serious problem that’s resulting in many more vets losing their  Second Amendment rights for no reason. When a vet is eligible for disability  compensation or other benefits, they go through an evaluation process. The way  it’s set up right now, if the vet has someone else appointed to manage those  benefits on their behalf, they somehow get labeled “mentally defective” and are  entered into a background check system as someone unable to buy a gun. This is  absolutely wrong. The VA’s review process for assigning a bookkeeper to a  veteran in no way determines whether that veteran poses a risk to himself or  others. It’s only meant to determine whether or not a veteran needs help  managing his or her VA benefits. That has nothing to do with their ability to  safely exercise their Second Amendment rights.

More than 100,000 veterans and their family members have been affected by  this problem. You can’t just take someone’s right away to bear arms because they  need help in other areas. When these guys were overseas risking their young  lives for our freedom, the government had no problem putting an M4 in their  hands and letting them fend for themselves. So the very idea that that same  government would let some paperwork nonsense strip them of their rights that  they fought for, is absolutely disgusting.

After you watch this video, I urge you to contact your senator either on the  phone or online and let them know that this is a real issue they ought to be  spending some time fixing. It’s unbelievable that they’re wasting time talking  about useless, unconstitutional gun control laws when there are veterans out  there being stripped of their rights because of some paperwork problem. So call  your senator, and let’s get this fixed.

Call your senators and ask them to support Senate Bill 572, which  will correct this injustice.

Capitol Switchboard: (202)  224-3121

Remember, Dianne Feinstein wants to take guns away from those who have fought for that  very right.

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3 thoughts on “Why Are Veterans Being Stripped of Their Second Amendment Rights?

  1. same reason other Totalitarian states wanted to get rid of guns. Make the people helpless to defend themselves, which is WHY the 2nd amendment was created!

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