Why Are Veterans Being Stripped of Their Second Amendment Rights?

Under Obama’s administration, there’s been a serious downsizing of our military. I’ve got my own thoughts on that, but I’ll save them for another time. Reality is, we’ve got a large number of people getting out of the military with a ton of combat and military experience; men and women being thrown back into civilian life. There have been several incidents already involving these vets and their rights being taken away from them.

Recently, there was a vet that had to defend his home from a felon who was trying to break in. He fired a warning shot in the ground to scare the guy off and then told the police that his military training kicked in. Now whether that’s true or not, or even if he went into combat mode, the guy was having his house broken into. He clearly stated to the guy that was trying to force entry into his home and that he was going to give him a warning shot if he didn’t stop his forward progress. All he did was fire a warning shot into the ground, and then the criminal ran off.

NRANews_DomVets_CommEp35But the focus wasn’t on the convicted felon trying to break into his house; it was on the veteran who did everything possible to safely defend his home. The police actually took his gun away. There is something seriously wrong with our system if we are stripping his gun away because according to the police, he wasn’t justified to discharge a round. According to our oh-so-knowledgeable vice president, that’s exactly what he should be doing to ward off would-be attackers and burglars. Sounds like our vice president is giving us some false info.

That was an unfortunate situation that affected one person, but I also want to talk about a serious problem that’s resulting in many more vets losing their Second Amendment rights for no reason. When a vet is eligible for disability compensation or other benefits, they go through an evaluation process. The way it’s set up right now, if the vet has someone else appointed to manage those benefits on their behalf, they somehow get labeled “mentally defective” and are entered into a background check system as someone unable to buy a gun. This is absolutely wrong. The VA’s review process for assigning a bookkeeper to a veteran in no way determines whether that veteran poses a risk to himself or others. It’s only meant to determine whether or not a veteran needs help managing his or her VA benefits. That has nothing to do with their ability to safely exercise their Second Amendment rights.

More than 100,000 veterans and their family members have been affected by this problem. You can’t just take someone’s right away to bear arms because they need help in other areas. When these guys were overseas risking their young lives for our freedom, the government had no problem putting an M4 in their hands and letting them fend for themselves. So the very idea that that same government would let some paperwork nonsense strip them of their rights that they fought for, is absolutely disgusting.

After you watch this video, I urge you to contact your senator either on the phone or online and let them know that this is a real issue they ought to be spending some time fixing. It’s unbelievable that they’re wasting time talking about useless, unconstitutional gun control laws when there are veterans out there being stripped of their rights because of some paperwork problem. So call your senator, and let’s get this fixed.

Call your senators and ask them to support Senate Bill 572, which will correct this injustice.

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Remember, Dianne Feinstein wants to take guns away from those who have fought for that very right.

Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.

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3 Responses to Why Are Veterans Being Stripped of Their Second Amendment Rights?

  1. rbodell says:

    Since the perpetrator escaped the cop could only go on the evidence at hand. The guy admitted he fired the gun.

    Anybody who has any type of gun safety class knows that you never fire a warning shot and you never try to scare somebody with a gun. It is not safe gun handling. You only pull a gun when you are ready to KILL. You do not shoot to wound, you shoot to KILL. PERIOD. He was wrong for doing this.

    Yes you can LEGALLY shoot somebody on your property, but you better be able to prove why.

    If they are outside and you are inside there is no danger. Even though I live in the country, It is going to take somebody a long time to get past my door, even with a chain saw. Plenty of time for the police to show up. If the police are slow and they do get in, they are mine.

    When you have the broken door and the body inside there is no question as to their intentions.

    Be prepared and think smart.

    Twice I just sat in my chair ad watched TV till they came and got the intruder.
    The one time they were late, they didn’t even take my gun.

  2. Mac says:

    Obama’s “Purge CZAR” Mikey Weinstein has destroyed all morale in the military…. and removed all capable leadership.

    We now have TRIPLE the casualty rates under these PC lemmings who kneel before their messiah – OBAMA….

    This is TREASON in the highest order.

    Any military personnel leaving the military are now coerced into seeing appointed shrinks who automatically poison their records – many of whom end up being labeled as potential national security threats for no other reason than they “saw a mental health person”.

    Again – a political bashing of American patriots. NOTHING MORE.

    BTW – He will do everything he can to infringe the rights of ALL AMERICANS to have guns.

    He’s a Marxist…. it’s what they do.

  3. GoodBusiness says:

    Simple because we the people did not do this to tie the Federals to the actual Constitutional limits – we still have time if all will copy this brochure and email it to all your State legislators and ask your friends in any State to do the same – give it to your local political party offices it is their freedoms that are at risk.


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