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A provision in a Senate bill quietly adopted in 2008 yet to reach a vote would allow veterans in the FBI's criminal background system listed as "mentally incapacitated" to purchase firearms. The new law would allow vets on the FBI list to buy weapons if they haven't been ruled ineligible by a judicial body.
Yet even the National Rifle Association disputes Burr's description of the process by which veterans are ruled ineligible to own firearms. As the NRA notes in the current issue of its magazine First Freedom, "VA records are only reported to NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] if a patient has been 'adjudicated as a mental defective,' a lengthy process that includes opportunities for hearings, appeals, etc."
Originally posted by redmage
It's simple; by allowing the "Mentally Incapacitated" to own guns, we increase the odds of "domestic terrorism" involving gun violence, then they can get even more restrictions to average citizens' rights passed.
They're feeding the problem, and awaiting the reaction so they can offer the solution (more restictions on average citizens' rights which are probably already written up in a file somewhere; Patriot Act 3.0 anyone?)