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Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

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 Cinnamon    14,565

Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system.

Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns. As of December 2015, the VA has reported 260,381 individuals to the FBI, effectively making them prohibited firearms possessors under the law.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa lawmaker who is currently the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, finds this unacceptable.

“Our military heroes risked their lives to protect and defend this country and all that we stand for, including our most basic constitutional rights,” said Grassley in a statement. “Now the very agency created to serve them is jeopardizing their Second Amendment rights through an erroneous reading of gun regulations. The VA’s careless approach to our veterans’ constitutional rights is disgraceful.”

In an effort to fix the issue, Grassley, along with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., penned a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald last week and another to the subcommittee over the agency’s funding, questioning the practice.



Here's what gun confiscation looks like in the beginning. And people thought they'd come forcefully.  They just do it with paper, like they do everything else... at first. 

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 Walk Softly    1,785
23 minutes ago, YourMom2 said:

So, there's only 2 senators questioning this practice? Where is lyin' Ted Cruz in this article?

He's busy covering up all his connections to big business and the Bush's.   You know... all the things he told everyone he was against.  My point is... he's busy and can't be bothered with petty stuff like 260k war heroes being denied their constitutional rights.  


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 Groove    1,329

Now really gotta watch what you say at the doc. And I always wondered why my dad would never accept his va benefits. Over the past few years I finally understand why. Americas vets are treated like garbage, well no garbage is treated a little better than our vets. 

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