Combat Veterans With PTSD or TBI Losing The Right to Bear Arms

Combat Veterans With PTSD or TBI Losing The Right to Bear Arms

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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.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/combat-veterans-with-ptsd-or-tbi-losing-the-right-to-bear-arms/#W6OldPPYrZ0AFosY.99

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  1. Can we include Criminals With PTSD or TBI to the no gun list?…oh wait..
    democrats support criminals only no good guys!

  2. Wow! This story certainly got twisted. I am an Air Force Veteran and also a VA nurse. The ONLY veterans that this affects are those that have already been deemed mentally incompetent by a court to handle their own affairs. Let me be clear, THIS DOES NOT AFFECT ALL VETERANS WITH PTSD OR TBI! Only those that have been determined to be unable to care for themselves are subject to firearm prohibitions and this law covers EVERY AMERICAN and not just Veterans. This makes PERFECT SENSE if you look at this issue with a clear head and with the veteran's well being in mind. Please research these important issues further before posting this type of knee-jerk reactionary falsehood.

  3. i was deemed incompetent by the v.a. without a court hearing and just recently placed on the list.. i have been fighting the v.a. over competency issues since all my c&p exams determined i was able to handle my own affairs. how does that happen?????

  4. i was deemed incompetent by the v.a. without a court hearing and just recently placed on the list.. i have been fighting the v.a. over competency issues since all my c&p exams determined i was able to handle my own affairs. how does that happen?????

  5. Robert Klingenmaier, without seeing your medical records it's impossible for me to know. However, there are procedures for you to challenge the VA findings. If, indeed, you are able to handle your finances and VA benefits on your own you have the right to request a hearing. Contact a local VSO to help represent you.

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