You may have recently seen this headline. Veterans losing their gun rights is not new, but it should worry you how it’s being done – because you’re next.
Most of the regulations that are in effect began when they were codified by Congress in the Gun Control Act of 1968. Within these regulations, it is illegal for a person to own a firearm that “has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution”
When the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was enacted in 1993, it created the National Instant Check System (NICS). This is the instant federal background check system that verifies that a potential firearm buyer is not restricted from purchasing.
In a continual crusade to collect all records, the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NCISIAA) was passed to further monetize rewards for States that provide information and specific penalties if they do not.
“determination by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority that a person, as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease: (1) Is a danger to himself or to others; or (2) Lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his own affairs.”
“Manage his own affairs” is the legal lynch pin here. Who get to determine this qualification? – “Any governing board or agency”. This clearly qualifies the Veterans Affairs (VA), when finding a veteran has diminished mental capacity to manage their benefits, to report such a finding to the NICS, which in turn removes that person’s ability to purchase or own a firearm. The VA does not have to disclose how it came to that determination. Nor do they have to reply to an inquiry or appeal. If a request is not responded to in 365 days, the appeal is automatically denied. In addition, the fiduciary department that is in charge of the oversight has been cited as “completely broken” by the Inspector General in testimony before Congress. The only recourse a veteran has is to file a lawsuit.
When Obama issued his executive actions, they were intended to accomplish two things: 1) Finally once and for all require the states to give the federal government all your personal histories and records. 2) Disarm as many citizens as is possible. Read over the Executive Actions, then follow along my thought process:
#1 – If you give information to ANY federal agency, the NICS has it.
#2 Gives NICS access to your medical records.
#3 Denies funding to states so they have to comply.
#4 Change the definition of “mentally stable” to fit the most broadly applicable standards.
#14 Further connects gun violence to mental health problems.
#16 The net widens; here enters the “gun in home” argument. Enlist the doctors to tell on you.
#20 Incentive to doctors – i.e. the Fed will pay for your treatments if you comply with #16.
The Center for Disease control has already found that over 25% of Americans suffer from mental illness – sound familiar? All that is needed to be done is to declare that these individuals need to be included in the ‘mentally defective’ definition. Next, further restrict them from RESIDING in a home with a gun. (Remember your doctor’s questions from #16) This will effectively remove 68% of the guns in America.
It’s not over – here’s how they will remove the rest.
It is estimated that 48.5% of the United States population receives benefits in some form from the federal government. Remember the legal phrase “manage his own affairs” well; if you receive benefits in any fashion and then do not follow the rules of those benefits, which hypothetically could easily soon contain a gun prohibition, you are not managing your affairs. SSA disability – you’re incompetent. Government housing – no guns on premises. Unemployment, Homeowners Assistance – The list is endless. The VA has given the template on what to do.
The government will not take your rights – it will encourage you to give them away. The key is who controls the money.
The Bible was timelessly accurate in Proverbs 22:7: “The rich ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth”
The breakdown of society in not coming – it has already occurred. We as a Nation gave up our rights before most of us were born, starting back with the “New Deal”. We became reliant on someone other than ourselves for our well being. The time has come for us to reap what we have sown.
While the blame game reigns supreme regarding whose fault the Sequestration is, the real issue is much more disturbing. This is only a cut of $85 billion, a mere 2.3% of our national budget (not that we have one.) We have a $1.3 trillion deficit and are over $16.5 trillion in debt. What does this have to do with gun control? Here’s the ultimate punch line:
You will do as you’re told, or your assistance will be taken away. It’s really that simple. Our food supply cost is artificially high due to ethanol. Our fuel cost is artificially high due to taxes. Our taxes are artificially high to pay for the government programs that we have readily accepted. Now, when we cannot survive , there will only be one entity left to take care of us – the one that caused it all in the first place, our Slavior – the Federal Government. Remember the old adage: “he who has the money – makes the rules”.
Why are the guns such a problem? Because the 48% that is about to stop getting paid is armed. Draw your own conclusions. If you think this is doomsday rhetoric, then check my sources.
This is not “breaking news” – it is a broken reality.
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