VA putting veterans on firearms prohibition list

How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.
Read the whole thing.  We know the current occupant of the White House is hostile to both veterans and gun owners.

This is why an "improved background check" system is dangerous.  Not just because it will provide the government with a registry of gun owners, but because it will make it easier for the government to deny gun ownership to those it doesn't like. 

This is one of those programs that could be good or bad depending on how it's implemented, except for one thing: it doesn't sound like there is any due process or neutral judgment involved.  As far as I can tell, the VA makes an internal decision, and the first the veteran hears about it is when he's ruled incompetent.  That's clearly unacceptable.

This entry was published Mon Feb 25 06:47:29 CST 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-02-25 06:47:29.0. [Tweet]

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