“The theory behind the ban is that a veteran under mental duress who cannot handle his or her own finances may not be able to safely handle a firearm.” Nope, the theory is to keep the guns away from anybody they could, and just made an excuse to make it happen.
On March 17 NPR reported that the GOP-led House was helping “mentally incapacitated’ veterans get guns via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
House passage of the Act is the first step in repealing a gun ban that tramples due process rights en route to depriving military veterans of their Second Amendment rights.
The gun ban works like Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban was designed to work; it targets veterans whose disability benefits are sent to a third party for management. The theory behind the ban is that a veteran under mental duress who cannot handle his or her own finances may not be able to safely handle a firearm. Although there are no obvious ties between balancing a checkbook and using a Glock 19 for self-defense, veterans can be investigated and barred from purchasing a gun if they are labeled with a moniker of “mental incompetence.”
On March 16 a number of Democrats joined House Republicans and voted 240-175 to repeal the ban. NPR reported that this equated to voting to allowing veterans “prone to blackouts” buy guns.
Quil Lawrence said:
About 170,000 disabled veterans are deemed mentally incompetent by the VA. A VA-approved guardian makes some medical and financial decisions for them. Their names go on an FBI list so they can’t purchase guns — House Republicans sponsored the Veterans’ Second Amendment Protection Act to change that. More