Millions of veterans are being forced to give up ownership of their firearms due to regulations put in place by the Veteran’s Affairs administration. Many United States veterans who have returned home from combat and subsequently been diagnosed with PTSD and other mental disorders are now being discriminated against when it comes to owning firearms and other weapons.
PTSD and Other Types of Mental Illness
PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder, is a mental illness that can have dramatic effects on a person’s life. With proper treatment, however, many returning veterans who’ve been diagnosed with the condition live normal, active event-free lives.
The VA has labeled these veterans as “mentally defective” and as such, relieved them of their right to bear arms per the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution if they are granted a fiduciary.
H.R. 1181, also known as the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, states that it is unconstitutional to prevent veterans with specific mental illnesses from acquiring and owning firearms. It claims that veterans who have fiduciary in place are not mentally deficit, and should have the same rights as other veterans who don’t. Issues with handling monetary affairs have no bearing on whether or not a veteran is mentally sound and able to safely own a firearm.
H.R.1181 would correct these discrepancies and protect each veterans right to purchase and own firearms without further restriction from the officials at the VA.
The legislation was passed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives earlier this year, and sent to the Senate for confirmation.
~ Firearm Daily