By Joe McMaster :Politicians are introducing bills to disarm the very people that fought and risked their lives for our freedom and Bill of Rights. Over 127,000 Veterans have been placed on the Federal gun registry criminal check system because they have Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are now unable to own a firearm.
Only 185 of them have realized they are on this list. At least a felon has his day in court. Do these combat veterans not even deserve that? Of all the attacks lately on the right to bear arms, this is a new low.
California law enforcement officers are petitioning the state to pass a bill so retiring officers can keep their “assault weapons.” As it is, they are not allowed to keep their guns after they retire. California State law makers are considering this, while they take the right to bear arms away from returning combat veterans. Senator Schumer (Democrat-NY) seems to be the latest politician after the 2nd Amendment from every angle possible. Even where he can’t get the door open he’s getting the doors unlocked and cracked.
Senator Tom Coburn (Republican-OK) has been fighting to stop the bill. He says, “All I am saying is at least let them have their day in court if you’re going to take a fundamental right given under the Constitution.”
However Senator Coburn’s congressional aides state he has little support and is likely to drop his effort to amend this Defense Bill which contains this new law.