We can't stop fighting. Please read and do your part!
They gripe, complain, sue, and fight us over voter ID. They say they are for the "little guy". They say the poor will suffer if they have to show an ID at the polls. Might I remind you the same ID they have to show at the doctor's office, to write a check, to get employment, yada, yada, yada. That's bull crap.
They constantly treat us like servants, not citizens.
Here we go again. They want to take gun rights away from our vets. Sure they are using the cover "if deemed mentally unstable". Just wait. If they get their way, any vet will be labeled as such. But should Congress be the one who deems our vets "stable"? I don't think so.
The mentally unstable sit in two chambers in DC!
The Amendment is to make sure our vets get fair representation "with a judge". See Coburn's Amendment and Breitbart article below. Please get on the phone to your Senators and tell them NO! Remind Hagan she is up for reelection. She may have rode O's coattails in...doesn't mean she has to stay there!
Burr (202) 224-3154
Hagan (202) 224-6342
Here's a copy of the Amendment that Coburn presented and that halted the passage of the main bill (National Defense Authorization Act):
Coburn amendment #3109 – This amendment would require all veterans who are considered mentally incompetent for purposes of assigning benefit payments, not be considered “adjudicated as a mental defective” unless they have been found by a judicial authority to be a danger to themselves or to others. Additional background, here.
Dem Senators to Strip Gun Rights from Military Vets
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) hopes to stop a major defense spending bill in its tracks now that Democrats have added an amendment that allows them to take away the guns of certain military veterans.The amendment contains language that bans gun ownership for a broad swath of veterans designated "mentally incompetent." Coburn says the approach is sloppy, and that as of right now, "veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially" are placed under the mentally incompetent label and therefore "cannot buy or possess a firearm."
Coburn wants the language changed so that a veteran's case is adjudicated individually, thereby giving him or her the chance to avoid the broad label of mental incompetence when and where it doesn't fit.
But Democrats like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) shamelessly support the amendment, dismissing Coburn's concerns altogether.
Said Schumer: "If you are mentally ill, whether you're a veteran or not, just like if you're a felon, if you're a veteran or not, and you have been judged mentally infirm, you should not have a gun."