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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 am

There was a law passed on July 8 regarding our veterans. The current political party committee voted that all veterans receiving any U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits that are a danger to themselves or others are not allowed to posses or acquire firearms. The result of this law will result in veterans losing their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.

Any judge or magistrate can enforce this law. Those that support the elimination of the Constitution and Bill of Rights agree with this lost freedom.

Oskar Johanson


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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:23 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This "bill" was actually passed back in September 2007 and signed into law by President GW Bush in January 2008.

    The topic came up once again at the end of 2012 with the attempt to pass background check legislation and strengthen mental health reporting. Haven't been able to determine what change, if any, was made in 2012 or 2013 - probably only an effort to enforce the original and get agencies, including the VA, in compliance.

    The Brady Law requires that all government agencies that provide mental health services report pertinent information to NICS. It basically involves vets who are considered at risk for violence due to PTSD and other mental disorders.

    Apparently, Mr. Johansen has either received the wrong information or has misunderstood it. It does NOT affect veterans receiving "ANY" VA benefits - again only those receiving mental health services.

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 5:08 pm on Tue, Jul 30, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 254

    Mental stability issues have to be dealt with in everyday life as we all get older but not necessarily wiser. The only question is to whether it is necessary to make another law to provide that already existing condition with a one size fits all answer that does remove more of our freedoms. Interpretations of that law is where we all will get in trouble. Then it goes back to why make the law at all when responsible adults watching over their loved ones have handled it in the past. Veterans losing rights is not the issue here.

    Another case of trying to make a law for everything and I haven't even read it yet.


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