BREAKING: House Repeals Military Veterans Gun Ban, Protects Due Process

Can you hear that noise in the distance?

It’s the celebration of the NRA’s latest victory on Capitol Hill…

Barack Obama has barely finished unpacking from his White House move and the House has already repealed a second major gun control measure.

As Breitbart reports:

On Thursday the U.S. House voted to repeal the gun ban for military veterans via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act…

…The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act is sponsored by House Committee on Veteran Affairs chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.). It passed by a vote of 240-175 and is designed to guard Second Amendment rights and the due process rights of military veterans. The NRA-ILA explained, saying, “The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act would ensure that going forward, veterans who use a fiduciary would not be stripped of their constitutional rights unless a judicial authority first finds they pose a danger to themselves or others. This ensures due process rights for all veterans.”

This development coupled with the Congress’s vote to repeal the Social Security gun ban in February marks significant advancement for the right to bear arms.


The Social Security gun ban:

…[P]ortended a loss of Second Amendment rights without due process. The gun ban for military veterans is more of the same. It is structured so that military veterans receiving disability benefits can be investigated if their benefit check is sent to a third party to help manage finances; the premise is that if they need help managing finances they may be mentally unfit for gun ownership. But House Republicans and Second Amendment supporters have pointed out that requiring help balancing a checkbook or managing finances is a far cry from being dangerous with a firearm.

At this rate, President Trump and the Republican-led Congress will be able to find where Obama and the Democrats hid the Second Amendment in Washington D.C.



Regan Pifer

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