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SHOCK REPORT — Veterans Receive
Letters From VA Prohibiting
Ownership or Purchase of Firearms

Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/22/2013 5:34:05 PM

This must be Barack Obama’s way of thanking our veterans for serving. US veterans are receiving letters from the government informing them that they are disabled and not allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm. If the veteran does decide to purchase a firearm he will by fined, imprisoned or both. This comes on page 2 of the VA letter. (Snip for graphic)Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, J.D. reported this at Red Flag News. How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/22/2013 5:39:13 PM     (No. 9191498)

Including ( and primarily intended for) PTSD. Kinda saw this one coming after Big Sis´ ´terrorism report´ a couple years back.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: navybrat, 2/22/2013 5:45:37 PM     (No. 9191505)

The left wants to chip away little by little until they confiscate all guns.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: retiredhippy, 2/22/2013 5:46:25 PM     (No. 9191507)

This is a very large segment of society that has proven both their valor and a willingness to take up arms and fight for their country.
I wonder why this admin. would want these people disarmed ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 2/22/2013 5:52:00 PM     (No. 9191517)

The Founders would have already been shooting by now. It´s only a matter of time until we have had enough. Anger among real Americans is very close to it´s breaking point. When it happens their Bunkers won´t be deep enough.I can garantee it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/22/2013 5:57:08 PM     (No. 9191522)

I think it is pretty obvious why the administration wouldn´t want Vets to have guns. They know how to shoot them. LOL.

If this report is true, the Vets will just sue and win. If this letter only went out to some truly demented individual, nothing much will come of it. If a Vet is diagnosed schizoid and paranoic, I don´t want him having a gun either. I have been on the barrel end of such a gun in the hands of a Viet Nam vet. It´s a really funny feeling when you hear the click of the pulled trigger......concentrates the mind. LOL

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/22/2013 6:07:58 PM     (No. 9191537)

Pray.
Win the Senate.
Impeach.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: keekng, 2/22/2013 6:10:52 PM     (No. 9191542)

Tell us, #6, incompetent, in who´s opinion?
A licensed non gub´mint Dr or someone from da gub´mint?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: volksford, 2/22/2013 6:18:02 PM     (No. 9191558)

Gee, if I remember correctly religous believers were ruled incompetent in the USSR. A state hired shrink and the problem is solved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/22/2013 6:22:25 PM     (No. 9191565)

I can just imagine Alabama Senator Shelby getting on the phone to Graham and McCain and those who demanded the Hagel nomination be withdrawn to inquire whether they will summons the husband of the default candidate for Defense, Michelle Flournoy, to a hearing to explain what the h--- he was thinking in formulating this policy. He happens to be Dpty Secretary of VA and is responsible for policy and care of all returning vets, W. Scott Gould. Ole Shelby will probably ask if they want to go with the DoD nominee they know, or allow policy for enlisted personnel and vets to be conducted out of one household...

Gotta go polish my tinfoil hat...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/22/2013 6:30:30 PM     (No. 9191575)

#6 you have incorrectly cited the article. It says that they will determine if the vet is incompetent, not that the vet has been determined incompetent by law to have rights suspended. This is new.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 2/22/2013 6:34:05 PM     (No. 9191577)

Next it will be all those on Social Security Disability.

Then all those on unemployment.

Bit by bit ...

... incremental tyranny.

Frog meet boiling water.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: GO3, 2/22/2013 6:41:25 PM     (No. 9191586)

Deputy Sec. hell. Where´s the great Gen. Shinseki?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 2/22/2013 6:47:10 PM     (No. 9191596)

Considering that the psycho in Connecticut who started this ball rolling was a snot-nosed kid who wasn´t even old enough to join the military, this is uncalled for.

Our veterans are our sacred trust, sick, disabled or not. Don´t mess with them VA, or you will be messing with the rest of us who were lucky enough to come back whole.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/22/2013 7:02:41 PM     (No. 9191609)

Anyone that wants a gun will now be considered as incompetent. That is what many liberals believe.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 2/22/2013 7:20:01 PM     (No. 9191622)

FTA "If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act..."
So, they´re too incompetent to own/handle/carry a firearm and/or ammunition, but they are competent enough to be fined and sent to prison. Wouldn´t whomever the government has placed in charge of these "imcompetents" be the one fined and/or sent to prison?
I smell a nice lawsuit.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fljack, 2/22/2013 7:26:26 PM     (No. 9191629)

Looks like the troll chimed in. Republicans need to quit jumping at everything indeed..jumping is an appropriate verb to use...

How about the next step to further the gun control agenda? How about them carrots?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ohyababy, 2/22/2013 7:41:45 PM     (No. 9191649)

I don´t think folks with physical disabilities should have their gun rights taken away - I think they may need them more to protect themselves than the rest of us. I do however think folks with mental disabilities shouldn´t be allowed guns.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/22/2013 8:07:19 PM     (No. 9191665)

So, if you get your leg blown off by a mine defending your country, you are not allowed to defend yourself??? Oh heck no!! Somebody better stop this

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/22/2013 8:10:55 PM     (No. 9191671)

This is a case that demonstrates how invaluable the Lucianne site is...the letter sent out is consistent with existing, but wrongheaded, VA policy and an attempt by Sen Coburn to correct it months ago was blocked by McCain and others and discussed on this site in the thread below...the Washington Times report it conveys contains the following shocking statement pertaining to about 100,000 vets:


The Department of Veterans Affairs forwards the names of those labeled mentally incompetent to the FBI for inclusion in a national federal database, barring them from purchasing or carrying firearms.

Change on veterans’gun rights lights fire
http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=714365


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/3/change-on-veterans-gun-rights-lights-fire/?page=all#pagebreak


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Reply 20 - Posted by: curious1, 2/22/2013 8:17:38 PM     (No. 9191677)

The troll can´t understand what they read. This is the VA arbitrarily determining incompetence. They did this to a senior relative, WW-II vet, because his doctor had been told he sometimes forgot things at age 85. As soon as the VA saw that on the report for an otherwise healthy senior, they claimed he was incompetent to handle his financial affairs - which was bogus since his son was helping him anyway - but they made the bogus determination and as a lawyer told us - they don´t care what you or other doctors say.
I kinda think all libtards (determined by their political affiliation) should immediately be declared incompetent and not able to hold office or work for the government in any capacity, nor vote.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/22/2013 8:34:27 PM     (No. 9191695)

Obama´s attempt at a Neuremburg law.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/22/2013 8:58:10 PM     (No. 9191709)

Bull-Loney, this is hog wash...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pinchem, 2/22/2013 9:15:20 PM     (No. 9191720)

This past Wednesday, I went to the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY. I was surprised to see signs everywhere stating that guns and ammo are NOT permitted anywhere on the property.

I could agree not to take any weapon inside the hospital, but disagree with it being on the property. If a person normally carries a licensed gun in his vehicle and drives 100 miles to the hospital, he certainly is not going to dispose of it just to park on the VA property.

Sometimes you have to wonder about the IQ level of those running the VA.

Also, did you know that a person who goes in the military and gets honorably discharged gets far more benefits out of the VA than a man who spent 25 years in the military and retired? Who wrote that stupid rule? The whining excuse is "You make too much money". Wow I never knew we retirees at half pay were rich.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: formerNYer, 2/22/2013 10:23:11 PM     (No. 9191769)

#6 must be a sissy chrissy leg tingle fan, only reads and hears what they want to read/hear.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/22/2013 10:28:29 PM     (No. 9191774)

Poster 6 won´t engage in a rebuttal. He just plants soros inspired tripe and runs away. Do a search of his posts.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/22/2013 10:34:19 PM     (No. 9191779)

I can remember a time when posters on Lucianne did not make personal attacks on other posters. I may disagree with #6, but that doesn´t mean I agree with those posting here who make personal attacks instead of a rebuttal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 2/23/2013 1:10:16 AM     (No. 9191879)

#29, not that my hands are clean, but I sort of agree with you. On the other hand, I´ve been reading and posting on Lucianne.com since way back when, and there has never been a reticence to identify one-note sitepests as one-note sitepests.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 2/23/2013 4:42:12 AM     (No. 9191946)

There should at least be some protection for any individual so judged. There should be a law that incompetence needs to be proved by three outside specialists not connected to the government.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/23/2013 9:17:31 AM     (No. 9192242)

#29- I try to both expose and educate these seminar posters sent in here by OFA. This particular poster ´jumps in´ when its masters tell it that the topic is an attempt to restrict our rights under the second ammendment. My brother recently had a thorough psychiatric evaluation to apply for increased VA benefits as a result of exposure to Agent Orange as well as PTSD. The shrink advised that he thought he could help him with this but warned that he may run the risk of not being able to own a gun. An avid hunter and staunch believer in the right to defend himself and his country now has to decide whether to take the money and risk obtaining a concealed weapon the same way they do in the community that Obama organized. I wonder if he thought about this when he braved the explosive tripwires in the tunnels trying to defeat the VC?

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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come


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