Skip to comments.SHOCK REPORT — Veterans Receive Letters From VA Prohibiting Ownership or Purchase of Firearms
Posted on 02/22/2013 8:08:18 AM PST by illiac
This must be Barack Obamas 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.
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Short rope + long drop!
Ping .for later.
Good question...will be working on this all day...
ping me please if you come up with something...
The original article isn't much better:
"The answer seems to be it is simply because they are veterans. At the USJF we intend to find the truth by filing a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Veterans Affairs to force them to disclose the criteria they are using to place veterans on the background check list that keeps them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. Then we will take whatever legal steps are necessary to protect our American warriors."
Oddly enough, I have 25 years in, and haven't been judged mentally incompetent. If the VA doctors have reason to tell the VA that you aren't capable of handling your money, then maybe you are NOT competent to handle guns.
This is the best picture I could get:
I’m withholding judgment until I hear from a FReeper who’s received one of these letters.
So decisions must be made - accept government benefits and become a slave or forgo those benefits and live as a free man. The choice is yours
Appears to have come from a K. Kalama from the Veterans Service Center Manager and cc:’d to the Oregon Dept of Veterans Affairs...can be found here:
It’s applies to those judged “mentally incompetant” by the VA. Ex.: the Marine PTSD TX range shooter. This should help to prevent lots of Vet suicides.
I understand to whom it applies. The problem is the slippery slope of the definition of “mentally incompetant”
I think I would trust a PTSD veteran over Boama’s “Citizen Soldiers”
I would certainly like to see what the “information” the VA has received and by whom.
Draconian legislation in NY and CT states (and others) and huge push from all areas of the Federal Gov.
Are we edging closer than we thought just a few short years ago?
My definition is anyone who registers as a democrat.
Since I am vet with PTSD then I will get one of them letters. This admin must really be scared of us crazy vets. By the way I am still going to have a weapon. I went through one tyrannical government and did not own a weapon to defend my family with I will not do so again.
DOJ says:Section 922(g)(4), Title 18, United States Code, prohibits the receipt or possession of firearms by an individual who has been "adjudicated as a mental defective" or "committed to a mental institution." Regulations issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 27 C.F.R. § 478.11, define these terms as follows:
Adjudicated as a mental defective.
(1) A determination by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority that a person, as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease:
* Is a danger to himself or to others; or
* Lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his own affairs.
(2) The term shall include
* A finding of insanity by a court in a criminal case; and
* Those persons found incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of lack of mental responsibility pursuant to articles 50a and 72b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. 850a, 876b.
I would agree for a finding of insanity in a criminal case, and for incompetent to stand trial. I would not consider any casual letter from a VA blogger or "Veterans Service Center Manager" to be a determination by a lawful authority, certainly not without a formal, in-person hearing. I would toss that junk mail and truthfully answer that I had never been "adjudicated mentally defective". The petty tyrants in Obama's regime can go . . . never mind, they are already certain to go there.
Or this went out to some truly disabled vets.
The only detailed case I saw do far was for a vet with Dimesia.