Maybe I have fallen behind on my mail, but I had no idea things were this far out of control.
My fading memory seems to recall mucho chatter about Veterans Disarmament a few years ago, but I thought the bill had been defeated and quietly disappeared.
Not so according to Gun Owners Of America.
Here is a GOA Alert about the current status of Veterans Disarmament.
CLICK LINK HERE
Those who want to claim that there is no “Veterans Disarmament Act” ignore, first of all, that up to 140,000 veterans have ALREADY BEEN DISARMED by using twisted interpretations of the federal code. That figure was released on August 1 by Congress’ own research team — the Congressional Research Service.
Furthermore, the so-called “school safety” bill that Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Schumer are pushing would LEGITIMIZE the very practice that began with President Clinton, when his administration began adding military vets onto the NICS roles. (The bill is numbered H.R. 2640 in the House and S. 2084 in the Senate.)
The fact is, this legislation rubber-stamps illegal regulations — that have been issued by the BATFE — which go far beyond current statutes. The net result is that Section 203(2) of S. 2084 ends up outlawing guns for millions of people (including veterans) who are not “currently prohibited” from owning guns.
Michael Leon discussed this in August. CLICK LINK HERE
VA and Homeland Security Sharing Information RE: Guns?
August 6, 2010 posted by Michael Leon
Looks like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument will they have? Be forewarned and be aware.
The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner veteran or not, you’ve been warned. If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them. Be very cautious about what you say and to whom.
The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. -Patrick Henry
John Lott just wrote about this in September. CLICK LINK HERE
A year ago the Irelans began receiving a small stipend from Veterans Affairs because wife Lana had to take over the family’s finances.
“How many husbands do you know in America that pay the bills? There’s not very many,” Lana Irelan told 5NEWS.
The VA declared Wayne Irelan incompetent and now his right to own a gun is gone.
Larry Pratt discussed this back in 2007 when the legislation was proposed. CLICK LINK HERE
Hundreds of thousands of veterans — from Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom — are at risk of being banned from buying firearms if legislation that is pending in Congress gets enacted.
How? The Veterans Disarmament Act — which has already passed the House — would place any veteran who has ever been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the federal gun ban list.
This is exactly what President Bill Clinton did over seven years ago when his administration illegitimately added some 83,000 veterans into the National Criminal Information System (NICS system) — prohibiting them from purchasing firearms, simply because of afflictions like PTSD.
The proposed ban is actually broader. Anyone who is diagnosed as being a tiny danger to himself or others would have his gun rights taken away … forever. It is section 102(b)(1)(C)(iv) in HR 2640 that provides for dumping raw medical records into the system. Those names — like the 83,000 records mentioned above — will then, by law, serve as the basis for gun banning.