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Dem Senators to Strip Gun Rights from Military Vets
Breitbart ^

Posted on 12/05/2012 8:06:28 PM PST by chessplayer

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) hopes to stop a major defense spending bill in its tracks now that Democrats have added an amendment that allows them to take away the guns of certain military veterans.

The amendment contains language that bans gun ownership for a broad swath of veterans designated "mentally incompetent." Coburn says the approach is sloppy, and that as of right now, "veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially" are placed under the mentally incompetent label and therefore "cannot buy or possess a firearm."

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So do libs consider everyone who is out of work as being mentally incompetent, or just out of work vets?
1 posted on 12/05/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Oh, just the vets. AND the active duty military, except the . . . well, you know.

Wonder if there’ll be price gouging for the run.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 8:09:08 PM PST by stanne
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To: chessplayer

First the vets....then the rest of us. Incrementally they will try to disarm us.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 8:17:17 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: South Dakota

This is about disarming those who pose the greatest threat to Big Brother when Big Brother drops the hammer on us. Speaks volumes about what our government’s plans are for us. Not good.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 8:19:27 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: chessplayer

First their voting rights, now their guns.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 8:24:32 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: South Dakota

Avoid being branded as having PTSD.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 8:28:00 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: chessplayer

Obamanation Communism File.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 8:30:51 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: aviator
Avoid being branded as having PTSD.

I have a friend who has been collecting a nice check for that for many years, and he loves his guns, I wonder if he will come to regret taking that check.

8 posted on 12/05/2012 8:39:44 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: chessplayer

And you can bet your bottom dollar that the Stalinists will be using a fast and loose definition of “mentally incompetent” and “unable to support financially”.
While living in the Twin Cities Minnesota, I have noticed major hostility toward our servicemen and veterans by the Stalinists. These are people who think that veterans should even be excluded from the political process (Coleen Rowley’s campaign against Congressman John Kline).

I used to use the term liberal. Then leftist. Now I use the term Stalinist.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 8:42:21 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: chessplayer

Declaring dissenters mentally ill was a common tactic in the Soviet Union


10 posted on 12/05/2012 8:46:17 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: South Dakota

Exactly. Once you set the precedent of surrendering an inalienable right...


11 posted on 12/05/2012 8:51:06 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: aviator

I’m a Vietnam vet, been told for decades that PTSD status & bucks were mine for the asking. Told the same after I deployed to Enduring Freedom at age 55. Said no thanks.

This latest is scary. Vets are now enemies of the regime. I last qualified with M-16 at age 62. Guess that helps, now. Won’t see a VA doc ever again. Don’t want my attitude noted for record.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 9:01:04 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Now you know [If you did not already] wht the Government is buying all these bullets that some on this forum said do not worry about for. They are intended to be used on us.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 9:06:23 PM PST by sport
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To: chessplayer

We don’t let vets vote - why would we let them have guns?


14 posted on 12/05/2012 9:07:36 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: chessplayer
Said Schumer: "If you are mentally ill, whether you're a veteran or not, just like if you're a felon, if you're a veteran or not, and you have been judged mentally infirm, you should not have a gun."

Mister Schumer argues, intentionally, off the point.

It's not about whether one is judged mentally infirm, it's about WHO does the judging? (and what are their motives?)

If the alleged president can pack the NLRB, he can pack a committee in a government department. This is so transparent, and quite scary.

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15 posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:05 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: marktwain

ping!


16 posted on 12/05/2012 9:24:22 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: chessplayer

Tick Tick Tick .....


17 posted on 12/05/2012 9:25:24 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: clamper1797

First they say, seek help for emotional problems, and then they say doing so will cause you to be denied your 2nd amendment rights. That’s a catch 22 if there ever was one.
I see where this is heading, and it’s not pretty.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 10:51:04 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: chessplayer

they can do this to anyone now. any govt shrink can label anyone mentally incompetent ad they can take your guns.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:54:47 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: elcid1970

I,m sure that many non military “friends” will gladly arm those in retired military who are weaponless when SHTF!


20 posted on 12/06/2012 3:41:59 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Secret Agent Man
any govt shrink can label anyone mentally incompetent ad they can take your guns

Obamacare "providers" will be especially attentive in this regard.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 3:51:54 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: chessplayer

Judge Napolitano discussed this on Fox the other day. Was he ever livid!


22 posted on 12/06/2012 4:26:59 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Seaplaner

“It’s not about whether one is judged mentally infirm, it’s about WHO does the judging? (and what are their motives?)”

Money quote!! You nailed it!


23 posted on 12/06/2012 5:01:36 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Fred Hayek

“Liberal” USED to mean one who was an adherent to the cause of LIBERTY.

I dare say that this is no longer the case with the Leftists.

Stalinists is becoming one of the most accurate descriptions of those freedom-destroying jackals.

(Disclaimer: I in no way wish to besmirch real jackals by comparing them to the petty tyrants on the left)

But you could also use the word Statists or Oppressives since they are in no way wanting to seriously make “progress” as in the term ‘Progressive’.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 5:42:43 AM PST by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: Renegade

Good point!

And all the more reason to stock up on extra arms.

Beside the fact that you need to do that anyway after selling them all privately..


25 posted on 12/06/2012 5:49:40 AM PST by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: chessplayer

Like the old Soviet Union, anyone considered to be a threat to the regime (that’s you, me and most of us FReepers for the folks in Rio Linda) will be labeled mentally ill.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 7:54:12 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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