posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 10:54 PM
First off, I want to start by introducing 2 articles I found very interesting.
Veterans Disarmament Act
Defending Gun Ownership
The first article directly addresses the issue of disarming our nations war veterans who have been diagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Second article is an interview with Larry Pratt, Director of Gun Owners of America, and deals with various constitutional issues in the present.
The Veterans Disarmament Act has passed as President Bush
signed the Act into law
in January of 2008. It also allows for the disarmament of anyone treated for ADHD or anyone with a restraining order
filed against them. This is an incredible infringement of veterans rights as well as our rights as citizens of this country. Some shrinks opinion
now has more validity than our constitution in these cases.
Those considered a 'danger' to themselves are added to the National Criminal Information System's (NCIS) no-buy list for firearms. Names are no
longer removed from this list due to funds for the expunging process by a cut constructed by Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. How does this bill
change our laws? Here;
So how will this bill make things even worse? Well, two legal terms are radically redefined in the Veterans Disarmament Act to carry out this
vicious attack on veterans’ gun rights.
One term relates to who is classified a "mental defective." Forty years ago that term meant one was adjudicated "not guilty" in a court of law by
reason of insanity. But under the Veterans Disarmament Act, "mental defective" has been stretched to include anyone whom a psychiatrist determines
might be a tiny danger to self or others.
The second term is "adjudicate." In the past, one could only lose one's gun rights through an adjudication by a judge, magistrate or court --
meaning conviction after a trial. Adjudication could only occur in a court with all the protections of due process, including the right to face one's
accuser. Now, adjudication in HR 2640 would include a finding by "a court, commission, committee or other authorized person" (namely, a
What I find most disturbing about all of this, is that if we have to fight for our rights ever again in my lifetime, how many of these men and women
who would be capable fighters will be unarmed when it begins? How many will be rounded up immediately to prevent them from falling in? This bill is
just the next step in the eventual disarming of not only the Law-Abiding American citizens, but also of our military, as described in a publication
released in 1961 by the Kennedy Administration.
Freedom from War
This is not only a shot at our personal rights and liberties, but also our national sovereignty.
[edit on 4/28/2008 by ludaChris]