Shortly, the Senate will consider funding for both of these bureaucracies. If any Senator wants to propose it, he can use the congressional “power of the purse” and offer an amendment to “defund” the government’s ability to strip veterans of their Second Amendment rights.
We just celebrated Independence Day, from that initial struggle against the British to the present day, we have honored our military veterans for their courageous sacrifice in helping keep us free.
Sadly, many of these veterans have recently seen their courage “rewarded” with a gun ban. And this concerns all gun owners, because what is happening to veterans through the VA can happen to you someday through ObamaCare.
But the problem with military veterans is not new. For nearly twenty years, GOA has been telling you about the anti-gun atrocities being performed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Justice Department against law-abiding veterans.
The idea was hatched during the Clinton administration. And it works like this:
* When a veteran, as a result of a traumatic experience abroad, seeks disability benefits and/or counseling, VA moves to appoint a guardian to manage his financial affairs.
* Under illegitimate Clinton interpretations by ATF, this “inability to handle his financial affairs” would make the veteran “mentally defective” under 18 U.S.C. 922 (g) (4), and hence legally barred from owning a gun or ammunition.