NRA Seeks To Arm 116,000 'Problem' Veterans

HopeTracker| I never thought of guns as a style accessory.  Having shot a rifle once in my life, I called it a day.

San Jose gun dealer Jim Reed told the national anti-gun Violence policy Centre: “These new guns generate the incentive for the consumer to be the first among his buddies to own the ‘biggest and the baddest’ handgun on the market, which computes into sales … The consumer who buys the big boomers will continue to purchase the new big calibres as long as manufacturers keep building them. This is good for business!”

The good news is that guns are a stagnant business with sales about level with 25 years ago.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the National Rifle Association hopes to get gun sales moving again: Just last Thursday, as the deranged Hasan pulled out his gun in Fort Hood, the leadership of America’s biggest anti-gun lobby, The Brady Campaign, happened to be meeting in Washington to work how to counter the gun lobby’s latest campaign to overturn a law that bans mentally incompetent and incapacitated military veterans from owning guns. There are 116,000 of them. Hasan will be one more.

This assertion sounds preposterous, but it appears to be true. We’re on the Brady Campaign website. The “Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act” would repeal longstanding regulations barring mentally incompetent persons from possessing firearms. If passed, this misguided legislation would pose a serious danger to veterans, their families, and the public.

This legislation would allow mentally ill persons to possess firearms even if the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has determined that they are “mentally incapacitated,” “mentally incompetent,” or “experiencing an extended loss of consciousness.” The U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller specifically recognized the importance of “longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by… the mentally ill.”
via Brady Campaign website.

The Oklahoma Shooters website appears to support the above facts as stated — that the NRA wants the ban overturned and mentally-incapacitated veterans armed, if they want a guy. Perhaps I am reading the information all wrong, but I don’t believe so.

On average guns kill or wound 276 people every day in America. via Sydney Morning Herald.