(NaturalNews) Tens of millions of Americans were outraged earlier this year when news broke that Veterans Administration hospitals were deleting veterans’ records and failing to schedule them for needed medical appointments in order to appear as though they were fixing a horrible backlog of patients who had yet to be seen.
Then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, a retired U.S. Army four-star general, was sacked over the scandal, and President Obama pledged to fix the system – one he knew back in 2008, during his first presidential campaign, was badly broken [http://www.washingtontimes.com].
VA has arbitrarily deprived many Veterans of their Second Amendment rights
But that is far from the only outrage committed against veterans. As reported by WorldNetDaily in 2013, many have been deprived of their Second Amendment rights simply because of an arbitrary decision made by VA bureaucrats:
The Obama administration insists it’s routine for officials to send out letters informing veterans that an unidentified “report” indicates they may be declared incompetent and consequently stripped of their Second Amendment rights.
Of course, this is the same administration that warned in a 2009 report that vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan “possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists.”
So much for the Fifth Amendment
The letters were being sent, ironically, during one of the administration’s pushes for more gun control; the regime utilized the regulatory apparatus of the VA to deny veterans their right to keep and bear arms – a constitutional right they served and fought to protect.
The letters informed vets that they could be determined to be “incompetent” to handle their own financial affairs and thus would be assigned a financial adviser from the VA.
But the incompetence ruling was then forwarded to the FBI’s national NICS background check system – and that automatically prevented them from being able to either purchase, own or possess firearms.