The Veterans Administration is thanking America’s heroes by sending warning letters to some veterans informing them that they will be classified as mentally incompetent and therefore stripped of their right to bear arms unless they prove otherwise.
On Thursday, Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, said veterans have begun getting warning letters from the Veterans Administration (VA). The letters inform the recipients that he or she must provide evidence to the contrary within 60 days. If the veteran desires a hearing, they must inform the VA within 30 days.
“A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2),” the letter reads.
The VA states on its Fiduciary Program website that, according to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, signed into law in 1993, being determined as unable to manage your benefits prevents you from owning and possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Of course, people with serious mental health issues should not have access to a firearm, but we still have a Fifth Amendment which states, in part, that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without the due process of law.”