Since: May 12

Hagerhill, KY

#1 Feb 22, 2013
The Disarming of Our Vets! Veterans Receive Letters from Dept. of Vet. Affairs Prohibiting Possession of Firearms or Ammunition

21 February 2013 / 583 Comments

Written By Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, J.D.

How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.

What if that letter also stated:“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 pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?

That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) I have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are appalling.

The letter provides no specifics on the reasons for the proposed finding of incompetency; just that is based on a determination by someone in the VA. In every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that the person is indeed incompetent. This is a requirement of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that no person shall “… be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”.

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#2 Feb 22, 2013
If they wanna disarm THIS Vet, they better bring friends...

watch out

Pikeville, KY

#3 Feb 22, 2013
well i don't no who this vet is but buddy i agree with you 100 percent our stupid gov take you all over train you all kill and defend our county so we can have or freedom them you get your limbs blowed off you get metal plates but your head ;arms 'leg then you get a medical discharge only to get home with nothing they don't want pay you or any other vet enough money to live on you can't get a job because of disable or mental cause i think it all a bunch of bull shi# you hang in there i proud of you and ever vet i think ever one of you have done a great job for this country and personally i don't think the gov should what to do with your money or guns they should leave you the he#alone.
Hillbilly Ninja

Winchester, KY

#4 Feb 22, 2013
They aint takin my noon chucks or throwin stars neither.
Girly Q

Salyersville, KY

#6 Feb 23, 2013
Who ever is against gun laws should go to the NRA web site and sign there patition.

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