Declaring veterans incompetent to remove their firearms rights

It seems the VA has been sending letters to veterans declaring them incompetent to manage their benefits, which also purports to render them ineligible to possess a firearm. I don't know how widespread this is, and that's an important part of the determining whether it's a real problem or not; supposedly about 130,000 people are affected so far.

If you are a sane and competent veteran and you get a communication like this from the VA, read it carefully, even if it seems to be just talking about help managing your financial benefits. Once declared incompetent, it is difficult to undo.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Obama administration would consider treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder or the like to be sufficiently disabling.

This entry was published Wed Jan 15 08:07:46 CST 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-01-15 08:07:46.0. [Tweet]

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