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BREAKING: Obama’s Federal Agencies Are Confiscating Weapons From Veterans

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Sept. 17, 2016

An Iraq War veteran and defense/military policy analyst has warned that the Department of Veterans Affairs has been misusing the law to carry out “a massive gun ban for thousands of veterans.”

Due to head injuries and other such conditions, some veterans have had fiduciaries appointed to help them manage their financial affairs. Nothing wrong with that, right?

Wrong. There’s a problem.

“The VA, in making the determination that a veteran requires a fiduciary to help them manage their money, is additionally making the decision that the veteran cannot handle a firearm, either,” wrote veteran Christopher Neiweem, executive director of the Neiweem Group government affairs firm, for The Hill (emphasis added).

Moreover, the VA has reportedly made these determinations without “conducting an evaluation to determine whether a veteran is a threat.”

Instead it has simply applied a label of “mentally defective” to these veterans and then notified them that their Second Amendment rights have basically been removed.

According to Neiweem, the VA has been justifying these actions by citing the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, though he noted that the act specifically maintained “that people who suffer from mental illnesses are not designated ‘mentally defective.'”

“The VA is using federal laws in a manner that is invalid and lacks proper oversight and fairness,” he continued, adding that the VA was also violating the veterans’ right to due process.

He added that this needed to stop, and the only way to stop it was by pressuring Congress to take action requiring that the VA first first verify whether a veteran poses a threat before it labels him or her “mentally defective.”

Congress must act. Allowing this to continue would be more than a travesty of justice; it would be a slap in the face of every American who has ever put his or her life on the line to uphold the freedoms we hold dear.


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