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114,000 Veterans to Lose Their 2nd Amendment Rights



Burr, Webb Introduce Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act

Legislation would end arbitrary process that strips veterans of rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jim Webb (D-VA), along with 10 other cosponsors, introduced legislation that would end the arbitrary process through which the government strips veterans and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights. Currently, veterans who have a fiduciary appointed to act on their behalf are deemed “mentally defective” and are reported to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a system which prevents them from being able to purchase firearms in the United States. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would require a judicial authority to determine that VA beneficiaries pose a danger to themselves or others before they can be added to the FBI’s NICS.

“Taking away a Constitutional right is a serious action, and veterans should be afforded the same due process under the law as all other American citizens,” Burr said. “This legislation would protect the rights of veterans and their families by ensuring that only a proper judicial authority is able to determine who is referred to NICS. Our veterans took an oath to uphold the Constitution and they deserve to enjoy the rights they fought so hard to protect.”

“As a matter of fairness, a veteran should be permitted to purchase a firearm under the same conditions as every other American,” said Senator Webb. “This bipartisan bill ensures consistent guidelines are used for reporting citizens to the FBI, and that no veteran is needlessly stripped of their Second Amendment rights.”

The Federal Gun Control Act prohibits certain individuals who have been deemed a “mental defective” from purchasing a firearm. Currently, around 114,000 people who are receiving VA benefits have been reported to NICS, stripping them of their constitutional rights simply because VA appointed a fiduciary to act on their behalf. A fiduciary is assigned to handle disability compensation, pensions, survivors’ compensation, and other VA payments on behalf of a veteran, surviving spouse, dependent child, or dependent parent. VA's review process for assigning a fiduciary is meant to determine one's ability to manage VA-provided cash assistance. The process does not determine whether they are a danger to themselves or others.

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Surprise Federal goons! You

Surprise Federal goons! You don't scare us. You're getting close to the bone here and will start a firestorm in this country that will consume you and everyone around you.
It will be out of control and this country will be a hell.
It is better to perish than be a slave.

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It had to come sometime

They will come for our guns and at that time we must stand or live on your knees. Either way, we will win and get our republic back.

They will never take our 2nd ammendment from us. Too many of us around and really are the largest standing army in the world. The average American gun owner.

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The guy

Called it a privilege, IT is a Right not a privilege.

I just

watched the video, but every time I click on "Read the article here", it just takes me to the youtube video.
Did I just actually hear about a bill that actually does what the title says it'll do??? Amazing!

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

That a bill actually *is* what the name signifies

is practically a miracle, considering all the oxymoronic laws, such as the Patriot Act, and No Child Left Behind, that there are. Good Catch.

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great suggestion the

great suggestion the Senator's bill to protect veterans from this crime against the 2nd amendment is now in the post...here is a link to it http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressOffi...

Come get my guns, Fed.

I want you to.

Privilege or Right

I find it sad that a US Senator describes Second Amendment rights as privilege instead of right.

Sorry. Double post. Mods please delete.

Privilege or Right

I find it sad that a US Senator describes Second Amendment rights as privilege instead of right.

So Congress and the Executive can steal your rights.

Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive has breached its contract to govern by failing to ensure the rights of the people.

Free includes debt-free!

Well said...

With that contract breached it has become null and void. Our government is now a tyranny where consent of the governed has been replaced with governing by coercion.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Restore the Constitution.

All incumbents retire forever, 2012.

All Federal employees not authorized by the Constitution to resign all Federal statutes are null and void. Sell unused vacated facilities to pay the common debt and to finance the interim government.

States collect taxes in gold and silver Coin as the official coined Money for payment of federal debts.

We the people can use market determined money without prejudice restrictions or taxation by the Federal government.

A Constitutional Convention of States must ratify the restoration, if approved by the people.

An easy transition to freedom for all, if we want it.

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its amazing that the VA has

its amazing that the VA has to report this formality to the FBI