Skip to comments.Stockman, Miller bill restores veteran gun rights
Posted on 03/31/2014 6:00:07 AM PDT by marktwain
A 1998 agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the FBI was one of the first jabs at veterans Second Amendment rights. The agreement was made to send the names of veterans into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, triggering a virtual lifetime ban from owning firearms of those who are labeled as mentally incompetent, meaning they need or desire the assistance of a fiduciary to help them manage, often complicated, financial affairs.
This agreement forced law-abiding veterans into the NICS database without due process.
There are legislators attempting to end the practice of forwarding names of military veterans to be stripped of their Second Amendment rights.
This congressional session, congressmen Stephen E. Stockman (R.-Texas) and Jefferson B. Jeff Miller R.-Florida) introduced H.R. 602, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act, to combat the assault to our law-abiding soldiers. Miller is the chairman of the House Committee on Veteran Affairs.
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This agreement forced law-abiding veterans into the NICS database without due process."
I didn't know that.
Oh crud! I’ve avoided the VA like the plague, but recently became desperate enough to turn to them. They authorized my husband for services. I haven’t gotten around to actually using those services, and now I’m not sure I should.
This one willhave to wait til 2015 but it needs to get passed. I did not know that all veteran’s names were run through NICS.