While other gun groups have endorsed H.R. 2640, a comprehensive plan to expand the powers of the Brady Bill gun restriction plan, Gun Owners of America has opposed it vigorously, and described its provisions for banning individuals, especially veterans, from owning guns as unreasonable.
"The core of the bill's problems is section 101(c)(1)(C), which makes you a prohibited person' on the basis of a 'medical finding of disability,' so long as a veteran had an 'opportunity' for some sort of 'hearing' before some 'lawful authority' (other than a court)," the organization said in a new criticism of the plan. "Presumably, this 'lawful authority' could even by the psychiatrist himself," the organization said.
This comes from the bowels of the office of Chuck Schumer, who would be the exact opposite of someone called "a staunch supporter of 2nd Amendment rights"
The Schumer scheme would update federal law in the United States concerning
the ownership of guns, and restrictions on those who can own firearms. A decades-old law creates a ban on gun ownership for anyone who has been adjudicated to be mentally defective, Eric Pratt, a spokesman for Gun Owners, told WND. It was intended to be used in cases when a person is declared innocent by reason of insanity in criminal cases.
However, the proposed update would allow that "adjudication" to be determined not only by a court but by any competent authority, which could include a Veterans Administration psychologist, any panel of psychologists or a wide range of other possible "competent authorities."
The Defeatocrats were so concerned about the number of suicides by veterans and the numbers of them being diagnosed with PTSD earlier this year. So now I know what their end game was; act concerned and then stab them in the back.
See the whole thing here. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59341
No matter what way you cut it, just because you are dealing with some issues that you may have as a result of defending your country does not mean that you are not competent to own a firearm.
I want the President to veto it, but I doubt it will happen.