In 2009, the federal government smeared veterans in a Department of Homeland Security Assessment report. In it they said, “returning veterans had combat skills and experience that would attract rightwing extremists.”
The report was titled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” It said that rightwing extremists would attempt to “recruit and radicalize” combat veterans in order to increase their “violent capabilities.”
Now the Obama administration is trying to use two executive orders to deny veterans from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. If any veteran has ever seen a shrink or told one they were depressed, Obama is trying to keep them from gun ownership.
In an attempt to keep that from happening a U.S. Justice Foundation lawyer, Michael Connelly, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of all veterans who might have been told they were incompetent and stripped of their right to bear arms.
World Net Daily, (WND), reported, “hundreds, perhaps thousands, of veterans” have already received incompetency letters sent from Portland, Oregon where the Department of Veterans Affairs is located.
The letters state, “We propose to rate you incompetent for VA purposes. This means we must decide if you are able to handle your VA benefit payments. We will base our decision on all the evidence we already have including any other evidence you sent to us.” This was taken from a letter one veteran in Oregon received from the VA.
If a veteran is deemed incompetent a “fiduciary” would be appointed to manage the veteran’s payments. Veterans were also warned by the VA:
A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both.
This is supposedly an attempt by the Obama administration to advance his agenda of gun control, according to Connelly. Obama issued two executive orders last week making it easier for a “wide range of officials” to deem a person unstable and their name would be reported to the FBI’s NICS. This would effectively ban them from gun ownership.
So this means if you have ever seen a shrink, told one you were depressed, had PTSD or been on certain medications for depression or ADD it’s possible your 2nd Amendment rights could be revoked. According to Connelly, there is no longer due process because veterans are being disarmed through the VA.
Connelly also said:
While military veterans are still the primary target, the ultimate goal is the disarming of all Americans. This mirrors the actions of the Nazi party in Germany and other dictatorships that have used alleged mental illness to disarm, imprison, and control their populations.
The groundwork has already been laid to have possessing a gun declared as a mental illness. Because of this the work Connelly is doing through the foundation is extremely important. Connelly believes “if the efforts of the Obama administration are successful at disarming veterans the rest of the population will also be vulnerable.”
Obama’s executive orders are being called “illegal” and “unconstitutional” because it exempts individual states from complying with federal privacy laws. It will also allow states to release medical information to the FBI which will be used to strip many of their right to own guns.
Currently the only way a person can be put on the NCIS list is if an individual is a convicted felon or is legally declared mentally ill and a danger to themselves or others. Obama and the VA are already bypassing this process for veterans with the new executive orders. It’s believed he will do the same thing to other Americans.
The executive orders clearly put Obama in violation of the Constitution. Since Congress has refused to pass gun control laws, Obama is ruling by fiat through the EOs. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and a dozen senators are attempting to enact a measure to “end the arbitrary process to strip veterans of rights.”
Stripping a person of their God-given Constitutional rights is a serious offense, veterans and all Americans should not be deprived of their 2nd Amendment rights. Burr recently said about his proposal:
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 [the National Criminal Background Check System.]
Burr also said, “Our veterans took an oath to uphold the Constitution and they deserve to enjoy the rights they fought so hard to protect.” Those joining Burr as cosponsors are Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; James Risch, R-Idaho; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; John Thune, R-S.D.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; David Vitter, R-La.; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho and James Inhofe, R-Okla.
The proposed Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would require that a judicial authority determine that VA beneficiaries pose a danger to themselves or others before they can be added to the FBI’s list.
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