This is from 2015 when Obama was president in to “protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens from continued bureaucratic abuse by the Obama Administration while strengthening America’s failing mental health system.” It is well worth reading now that “mental health issues” are again being discussed with respect to our Second Amendment rights.
Thank you to the Facebook Friend who shared this in a comment earlier. I cannot remember who it was. But it is very important.
Last week, U.S. Representative Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced HR 3722, NRA supported legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens from continued bureaucratic abuse by the Obama Administration while strengthening America’s failing mental health system. McSally’s bill is the House version of the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act, introduced in August in the U.S. Senate by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) as S. 2002.
As we reported here on S.2002, the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act requires that significant due process protections must be in place before an individual can be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as a prohibited person under the Gun Control Act (GCA). This critical change is necessary as the Obama Administration continues to sweep more and more Americans into NICS, with his agencies hard at work to deny the Second Amendment rights of the law-abiding with no due process whatsoever.
As we’ve reported here and here, the Veterans Administration (VA) has forwarded an estimated 177,000 veterans into NICS simply because they’ve been assigned someone to help them manage their financial affairs. This is being done to our brave service men and women by simple bureaucratic fiat, with no chance for a hearing, no right to counsel, and no opportunity to argue their case before the VA forwards their name to NICS. These veterans can appeal the decision after VA makes the determination, but there is no such right before they are, in essence, “found guilty.”