Comment: As I have stated many times in my comments………..Watch the other hand. This is one of those reasons as to why. I am also sure there will be more to come. 1 Dragon
US veterans started receiving letters from the government last year informing them that they are disabled and not allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm. If the veteran does decide to purchase a firearm he will by fined, imprisoned or both. This comes on page 2 of the VA letter.
Here is the full copy of the letter-
Here is page 1 of the letter:
Here is page 2:
The majority of US veterans receive basically the same letter. Many of the veterans do not even know the VA declared them incompetent. The targeted veterans say the VA offers an appeals process but then does not share required information.
VA Benefits Administrators are the ones making these declarations against veterans robbing them of their due process rights and arbitrarily submitting their names to the FBI’s NICS database without cause and many times without a veteran’s knowledge.
This is an outrage!
Last April the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) filed a suit against the Obama Administration on behalf of these abused veterans. Katharine Russ reported:
The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) has filed the first lawsuit of what promises to be a string of lawsuits in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against the US Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)…
…Current policies of the VA have caused more than 129,000 veterans to, arbitrarily, be deprived of their Second Amendment Rights to own firearms without due process simply because they were declared financially “incompetent.”
These arbitrary policies, in no way, consider whether a veteran represents a danger to themselves or to others.
It is, unequivocally, unsound and irrational thinking that sends our young men and women off to war and expects them to come home “whole.” Most veterans experience minor depression, minor PTSD, and even minor short-term memory loss when they return home but can still function- competently.
No court would find them incompetent and strip them of their second amendment rights for such minor diagnoses unless they were proven to be a detriment to society. In some these cases, the VA does not even offer reasons or evidence for such a Determination.
It is outrageous to think that over 100,000 US veterans are the victims of this sort of abuse. US veterans deserve the same Constitutional rights as the rest of us.