President Obama has made no secret of the fact that gun control has been on his top list of priorities. In fact, he has stated on numerous occasions that his utmost disappointment while in office has been his inability to further limit American’s rights to maintain and bear arms.
Obama just may have stooped to a new low concerning our veteran’s when the Administration passed new strategies that would make it impossible for disabled veterans to carry out their Second Amendment rights.
Citizens of northern Idaho, who where in an uproar over claims that Federal Representatives were planned on taking a Navy veteran’s weapons from him, lined up outside the veteran’s home in protest, according to the Associate Press.
“Idaho Republican State Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms.”
I wonder how this could have happened. After all, it wasn’t long ago that American’s were being told by liberals that our paranoia of weapon confiscation was just that, paranoia.
It looks like fiction, then, has been born of the non-fiction writings as veterans wonder when and if their 2A rights will be violated.
How is this being done you might ask? By placing veterans on the FBI’s criminal background-check list, that’s how.
“The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids,” reports The Daily Caller.
“Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets go to the VA to get medical help.”
This takes us back to veteran Arnold and the protest that went on at his house. 70 year-old Arnold has full cognition but a stroke he suffered in January made it necessary to seek medical attention from the VA. The VA deemed Arnold, solely because of his inability to handle his own finances, “mentally defective.” That diagnosis alone gave the government ‘cause’ to take Arnold’s Second Amendment rights away.
Yes, thus far, it seems only the VA is being affected by these ‘financial/incompetency’ reports. But, doesn’t this set up a precedent? Why, then, would the same standard not be applied to ALL Americans?
Based on that unjust governmental assessment alone, there will be millions upon millions of American’s who will lose their rights to bear arms. How many very ‘sane’ people do YOU know who can’t seem to handle their finance? Look at the bankruptcy in this country and you will get a pretty good idea.
According to AP, “The protest—spearheaded by Scott [Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard] —attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold’s guns, and Washington state Rep. Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley, who described the event as a ‘defiance against tyranny.’”
“’I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho’, Wheeler said. This seemed appropriate to show my support. I was going to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.’”
Well, can we give them a round of applause for doing the right thing in this incident?
Now, don’t get mad at the VA on this one. The Va HAS to send the health information to the FBI and they received a memo stating as much. “VA will provide an encrypted compact disc exchanged via mail to the FBI no less than quarterly for, inter alia, inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS),” according to the memo.
What happened to Mr. Arnold is surely an outrage and it is a sure indication that Obama has not given up on his dream, or to what lengths he will go, to limit America’s rights to keep and bear arms.
The government seems to be having a problem with their own financial situation and by that fact and their rules, maybe THEY should also have their guns taken away….