The Obama Regime has repeatedly made it clear that they are entirely uninterested in upholding the Second Amendment protections upon which millions of Americans rely. Disguising their unconstitutional vendetta as “commonsense gun control” aimed at augmenting the discussions concerning mental health, the Obama Administration is actively engaged in a jihad against America’s constitutional rights.
Sadly, it is those who fought for this nation and her enlightenment ideals that are most at risk of having their constitutional rights revoked.
Since December 2015, over 260,000 American veterans have had their Second Amendment rights revoked by the Obama Administration.
In December, the Obama Regime began reporting names of veterans to the NICS background check system that is tasked with reviewing those who are forced to ask permission to exercise their constitutional rights by buying a firearm.
They reported the names of veterans who have a fiduciary trustee who handles their legal or financial matters. Many veterans do not directly handle their own VA affairs and have opted to appoint a fiduciary trustee to handle their affairs.
Using this as a pretense to assert that these veterans are somehow mentally incapable of handling their affairs, the Obama Regime stretches further to assert that if they cannot handle their own affairs, then they cannot be trusted with a firearm and should thus be denied their constitutional rights- the very same rights for which they picked-up a rifle and swore to fight to the death to defend.
All veterans with fiduciary trustees are being deemed “mentally defective” and are thus being reported to the background check agency to ensure that they are prohibited from owning firearms. Since December, over 260,000 veterans have lost their Second Amendment rights.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has sought information about the VA’s persecution of veterans and has summarized the despicable effort thusly:
“The very agency created to serve [veterans] is jeopardizing their Second Amendment rights through an erroneous reading of gun regulations. The VA’s careless approach to our veterans’ constitutional rights is disgraceful.”
It’s very likely that these brave men and women never imagined that by signing up for the military they would be opening themselves up to the possibility of having their constitutional rights stripped from them as a result of their service.
Remember this story the next time President Obama or any other liberal expresses a need to “address mental health and gun ownership.” If we allow the government to dictate that “mentally ill” people should be disallowed from retaining their Second Amendment rights and then allow the very same government to determine who is and who is not “mentally ill,” we have done nothing more than add a simple relay in the process of government-run disarmament.