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Veterans Being Denied 2nd Amendment

By Danny Lewis

Recent reports indicate that the overwhelming majority of people being put on the mentally defective list restricting their ability to own a gun are United States combat Veterans.

According to an article by Town Hall

“Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm.

According to Grassley's office, the VA "reports individuals to the gun ban list if an individual merely needs financial assistance managing VA benefits," keeping them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. (Bolding is mine)

"The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is effectively a national gun ban list and placement on the list precludes the ownership and possession of firearms. According to the Congressional Research Service, as of June 1, 2012, 99.3% of all names reported to the NICS list’s "mental defective” category were provided by the Veterans Administration (VA) even though reporting requirements apply to all federal agencies

Campaign for Liberty believes that the 2nd Amendment is clear when it states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. No law abiding citizen should be denied the right to own a gun, especially those who served our country.


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