FedGov Declares: A Determination of Incompetency Will Prohibit You From Owning Firearms or Ammunition
February 22nd, 2013
In a prelude of what’s likely to become the norm as government sponsored healthcare is implemented across the country, nameless bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have begun issuing warning letters to veterans which claim that service members who are deemed by the agency to be incompetent or mentally ill will be required to surrender their rights as protected under the Second Amendment.
In a letter highlighting the government’s continued encroachment on the liberties of Americans, the V.A. claims that they, and only they, have final say-so on whether or not a veteran member of the US military is authorized to own guns or ammunition.
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.