Our Veterans Need Our Help To Ensure Their Second Amendment Rights! It Is Time For Us To Repay Our Debt To Them!

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-175, with numerous Democrats voting in support, on H.R. 1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, which would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from stripping a veteran’s right to Keep and Bear Arms in the absence of an order or finding by a judge, magistrate, or other judicial authority that such veteran is a danger to himself or herself or others.

Specifically, H.R. 1181 provides:

Notwithstanding any determination made by the Secretary under section 5501A of this title, in any case arising out of the administration by the Secretary of laws and benefits under this title, a person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness shall not be considered adjudicated as a mental defective under subsection (d)(4) or (g)(4) of section 922 of title 18 without the order or finding of a judge, magistrate, or other judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

It now moves to the Senate for approval, where we need YOUR support. Please contact your U.S. Senators and tell them to SUPPORT H.R. 1181.

As many of you are aware, I recently detailed a client’s putative loss of his Second Amendment rights through the VA, because the VA, sua sponte and in the absence of any form of due process, elected to place him into “supervised direct payment status.”

It is imperative that we protect our veterans and enact H.R. 1181! Please take a few minutes out of your day to contact your Senators and let them know that it is time that we treat our veterans with the respect and dignity they deserve and ensure the protection of their constitutional rights – the rights that they have steadfastly defended of ours. Our veterans are not second-class citizens and our Senators need to know that we’ll defend their rights, just as they’ve been willing to sacrifice everything to preserve our rights.

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2 responses to “Our Veterans Need Our Help To Ensure Their Second Amendment Rights! It Is Time For Us To Repay Our Debt To Them!

  1. Thank you for sending this reminder to me. I contacted Casey and Toomey and urged them to support House Bill 1181. Shalom

    Lee ~~~

    On Mar 17, 2017 2:41 PM, “Prince Law Offices, P.C.” wrote:

    > Joshua Prince, Esq. posted: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives > voted 240-175, with numerous Democrats voting in support, on H.R. 1181 – > Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, which would prevent the Department > of Veterans Affairs from stripping a veteran’s right to Keep and Be” >

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    • David Bradford

      As I understand some 270,000 veterans have been reported to the NICS for having been assigned a fiduciary to assist them with their VA benefits. This is a great first move but I am concerned about two other issues. The first is that my reading of this bill indicates that this measure is not retroactive. Second, I am concerned about those who have been committed under Pennsylvania 302. I am concerned that there has been and will not be due process for those held under a 302 commitment.

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