This must be Barack Obama’s way of thanking our veterans for serving. US veterans are receiving letters from the government 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. (Snip for graphic)Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, J.D. reported this at Red Flag News. How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition
The Founders would have already been shooting by now. It´s only a matter of time until we have had enough. Anger among real Americans is very close to it´s breaking point. When it happens their Bunkers won´t be deep enough.I can garantee it.
I think it is pretty obvious why the administration wouldn´t want Vets to have guns. They know how to shoot them. LOL.
If this report is true, the Vets will just sue and win. If this letter only went out to some truly demented individual, nothing much will come of it. If a Vet is diagnosed schizoid and paranoic, I don´t want him having a gun either. I have been on the barrel end of such a gun in the hands of a Viet Nam vet. It´s a really funny feeling when you hear the click of the pulled trigger......concentrates the mind. LOL
Nothing shocking about this...Republicans need to quit jumping at everything!
The letter is very specific. If you are found to be incompetent to handle your own affairs, then these rules regarding guns come into play. Now...think about this. It takes a lot to be found incompetent to handle your own affairs. Parents of special needs children who are becoming adults go through this all the time. If the child is going to be competent to handle his own affairs, he keeps all of his rights. And potential guardians must prove that the child is not capable of handling his own affairs before they can get a legal ruling of incompetency.
Do you really want someone who is legally incompetent to handle his own money or enter into a contract to be owning or purchasing firearms? How can he purchase a gun if he can´t legally enter into the contract to purchase it? If you are incompetent to make the decision as to where you live, do you need to be deciding when to use a gun?
I can just imagine Alabama Senator Shelby getting on the phone to Graham and McCain and those who demanded the Hagel nomination be withdrawn to inquire whether they will summons the husband of the default candidate for Defense, Michelle Flournoy, to a hearing to explain what the h--- he was thinking in formulating this policy. He happens to be Dpty Secretary of VA and is responsible for policy and care of all returning vets, W. Scott Gould. Ole Shelby will probably ask if they want to go with the DoD nominee they know, or allow policy for enlisted personnel and vets to be conducted out of one household...
FTA "If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act..." So, they´re too incompetent to own/handle/carry a firearm and/or ammunition, but they are competent enough to be fined and sent to prison. Wouldn´t whomever the government has placed in charge of these "imcompetents" be the one fined and/or sent to prison? I smell a nice lawsuit.
I don´t think folks with physical disabilities should have their gun rights taken away - I think they may need them more to protect themselves than the rest of us. I do however think folks with mental disabilities shouldn´t be allowed guns.
This is a case that demonstrates how invaluable the Lucianne site is...the letter sent out is consistent with existing, but wrongheaded, VA policy and an attempt by Sen Coburn to correct it months ago was blocked by McCain and others and discussed on this site in the thread below...the Washington Times report it conveys contains the following shocking statement pertaining to about 100,000 vets:
The Department of Veterans Affairs forwards the names of those labeled mentally incompetent to the FBI for inclusion in a national federal database, barring them from purchasing or carrying firearms.
Change on veterans’gun rights lights fire http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=714365
The troll can´t understand what they read. This is the VA arbitrarily determining incompetence. They did this to a senior relative, WW-II vet, because his doctor had been told he sometimes forgot things at age 85. As soon as the VA saw that on the report for an otherwise healthy senior, they claimed he was incompetent to handle his financial affairs - which was bogus since his son was helping him anyway - but they made the bogus determination and as a lawyer told us - they don´t care what you or other doctors say. I kinda think all libtards (determined by their political affiliation) should immediately be declared incompetent and not able to hold office or work for the government in any capacity, nor vote.
This past Wednesday, I went to the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY. I was surprised to see signs everywhere stating that guns and ammo are NOT permitted anywhere on the property.
I could agree not to take any weapon inside the hospital, but disagree with it being on the property. If a person normally carries a licensed gun in his vehicle and drives 100 miles to the hospital, he certainly is not going to dispose of it just to park on the VA property.
Sometimes you have to wonder about the IQ level of those running the VA.
Also, did you know that a person who goes in the military and gets honorably discharged gets far more benefits out of the VA than a man who spent 25 years in the military and retired? Who wrote that stupid rule? The whining excuse is "You make too much money". Wow I never knew we retirees at half pay were rich.
I can remember a time when posters on Lucianne did not make personal attacks on other posters. I may disagree with #6, but that doesn´t mean I agree with those posting here who make personal attacks instead of a rebuttal.
#29, not that my hands are clean, but I sort of agree with you. On the other hand, I´ve been reading and posting on Lucianne.com since way back when, and there has never been a reticence to identify one-note sitepests as one-note sitepests.
#29- I try to both expose and educate these seminar posters sent in here by OFA. This particular poster ´jumps in´ when its masters tell it that the topic is an attempt to restrict our rights under the second ammendment. My brother recently had a thorough psychiatric evaluation to apply for increased VA benefits as a result of exposure to Agent Orange as well as PTSD. The shrink advised that he thought he could help him with this but warned that he may run the risk of not being able to own a gun. An avid hunter and staunch believer in the right to defend himself and his country now has to decide whether to take the money and risk obtaining a concealed weapon the same way they do in the community that Obama organized. I wonder if he thought about this when he braved the explosive tripwires in the tunnels trying to defeat the VC?
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