Under the Obama Regime, veterans are being thanked for their service with letters that read in part:
“A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”
How is incompetency determined? No specifics are provided in the letter. The Constitution says that “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” However, if the Second Amendment can be overridden by methodically exacerbated antigun hysteria, why shouldn’t the Fifth?
The Department of Homeland Security has already made it clear that the Regime regards veterans as impediments to the “fundamental transformation”… excuse me, I meant as potential terrorists. If they faced death to defend America from its enemies in Iraq or Afghanistan, they might do it here.
Already 150,000 veterans have found their way into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which isn’t just for criminals anymore.
Regardless of what bumbling federal bureaurats think of their competency, it would be better for vets to lose their guns in boating accidents than to turn them over to the sort of people running our media/government.