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Posted on: Apr 02, 2014 at 09:43
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Second Amendment rights of law-abiding military veterans continue to be stripped away without due process.

A 1998 agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the FBI was one of the first jabs at veterans’ Second Amendment rights.  The agreement was made to send the names of veterans into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, triggering a virtual lifetime ban from owning firearms of those who are labeled as "mentally incompetent,” meaning they need or desire the assistance of a fiduciary to help them manage, often complicated, financial affairs.

This agreement forced law-abiding veterans into the NICS database without due process.

There are legislators attempting to end the practice of forwarding names of military veterans to be stripped of their Second Amendment rights.


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