In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Americans have opened their mailboxes to find letters from the Federal Government informing them that they are no longer allowed to own firearms.
Most of these came through the Department of Veterans Affairs where bureaucrats used every technicality as an excuse to disarm American heroes. Most of these disarmament decisions stemmed from veterans checking a single box on a form saying that they need a little extra help managing their finances.
Veterans were assigned “representative payees” to help make sure that their bills got paid on-time. This is technically enough to declare them mentally incompetent and take away their guns.
But the Obama administration has decided to go even farther.
Joshua Prince is a gun-rights lawyer and recently announced that he is representing a client – who wishes to remain anonymous – who was essentially assigned a representative payee without his consent and without being notified. Even though he manages his own finances, the VA assigned him a “supervised direct payment status.”
When the lawyer asked the VA what on earth this means, they responded that the “supervised direct payment status” is when the veteran handles his or her own financial affairs but the VA “watches the veteran’s financial accounts.”
So even though the veteran was never adjudicated to be mentally defective and never requested or was assigned a representative payee, the VA has invented a new disqualifier out of thin air in order to disarm him!
Think about that for a second…
This veteran was never determined to be incompetent by a court of law and he never voluntarily admitted that he needed help with his finances. Some bureaucrat within the VA decided that this individual should be looked after. A bureaucrat decided that this veteran’s finances should be monitored to make sure he was making the right decisions.
The VA now argues that this monitoring is sufficient reason for disarmament…
Earlier this summer, Eddie Frank Smith, a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran, heard someone break into his Georgia home. He went to investigate the crashing sound and all of a sudden, the home intruder lunged at him. Luckily, Smith had a gun and was able to shoot and kill his attacker.
This new Obama disarmament program is literally a death sentence for people like Smith. There is no telling what would have happened if he went to investigate the break-in unarmed but that is exactly what he would be required to do under this new anti-gun policy.
What is happening at the VA is unconstitutional and must be stopped. But the Obama administration is just days away from rolling this program out through the Social Security Administration.
Instead of using these technicalities to just disarm veterans, the Obama administration is now targeting all Social Security Beneficiaries. We are talking about millions of people…
There is currently legislation before Congress that would put an end to this backdoor disarmament program.
The Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Protection Act would put an end to this program and currently has 140 co-sponsors. More and more Congressmen and Senators are listening to the American people and demanding that these disarmament programs be stopped.
The comment period for Obama’s new disarmament regulation is officially over. The bill’s sponsor and supporters are scrambling to get it passed before it is too late. But they need your help!
It is up to YOU to demand that this common-sense legislation be put to a full vote to stop Barack Obama’s elderly and disabled gun ban!
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