Via the Conservative Tribune:
In the United States, where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, you would think the government would limit those not permitted to own a gun to, for example, children, convicted criminals, the mentally challenged or others not deemed to be responsible enough to handle firearms carefully.
On the surface, that appears to be what the Department of Justice is doing when it issues lists of people who are banned from owning firearms.
Recently, however, the DOJ was forced to hand over 64,000 potentially incriminating documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. One document was a gun-ban list for those considered “mentally defective.”
So far, so good. But if we learned anything these past six years, we know not to take anything the Obama administration does at face value.
Sure enough, a closer inspection of the mentally defective list revealed that it is almost completely composed of the names of American veterans and their family members.
This, along with recent significant cuts to veterans’ health-care benefits and meals for military personnel, reveals a pattern of actions by Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that can be characterized as anti-soldier.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is especially angry by the findings. He found that 99.3 percent of the names on the mentally defective list were provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“It’s disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them,” Grassley stated.
A further analysis found that the VA reports all individuals to the gun-ban list, even if these individuals have needed something mundane like financial assistance in managing their VA benefits (H/T Mad World News).
How did the VA become responsible for regulating gun ownership? And why are our veterans, who were entrusted to use all kinds of weapons to protect our nation in war, deemed not responsible enough to own firearms on the home front to protect themselves and their families?
Just when we think Obama and Holder could not come up with more absurd decisions and policies, they raise the bar of ridiculousness a little higher.
Prevent our former military personnel from using guns? Unfortunately that’s not a joke. It’s just the Obama administration in action.
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