A lawyer pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of U.S. military veterans deprived of their Second Amendment rights without due process charges the Obama administration is using mental health to accomplish a goal of disarming all Americans.
Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation has filed suit on behalf of military veterans who were told they were incompetent and stripped of their right to bear arms.
The federal government already had cast aspersions on military vets in 2009 when it warned that “returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists.”
The report, by the Department of Homeland Security, was called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” It said Obama’s bureaucrats were “concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.”
So when hundreds, perhaps thousands, of veterans began receiving letters like one dispatched from the Portland, Ore., office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, alarm bells went off.
WND reported that a veteran in Oregon received a letter warning him that “evidence indicates that you are not able to handle your VA benefit payments because of a physical or mental condition.”
“We propose to rate you incompetent for VA purposes. This means we must decide if you are able to handle your VA benefit payments. We will base our decision on all the evidence we already have including any other evidence you sent to us.”
Completion of the incompetency determination would mean a “fiduciary” would be appointed to manage the veteran’s payments.
The VA also warned: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both.”
Connelly said it’s part of an overall strategy Obama is advancing. Just last week, he issued two executive orders that make it easier for a wide range of officials to call a person unstable and report their name to the FBI’s NICS so they would be banned from having guns.
“If you have ever told your doctor you have been depressed, ever suffered from PTSD after being in an accident or losing a family member, or even in the past taken certain types of medications for things such as ADD you may be denied your Second Amendment rights,” Connelly said
He said the disarming process for members of the military is being accomplished through the VA, where there no longer is due process.
“While military veterans are still the primary target, the ultimate goal is the disarming of all Americans,” Connelly said. “This mirrors the actions of the Nazi party in Germany and other dictatorships that have used alleged mental illness to disarm, imprison, and control their populations.”
He said it appears the groundwork is being laid to have gun possession be declared a mental illness.
That’s why cases such as the one he’s pursuing with his work at the foundation, are so important, he said.
“If the efforts of the Obama administration are successful at disarming veterans the rest of the population will also be vulnerable,” said Connelly.
He called Obama’s new executive orders “illegal and unconstitutional” because they “exempt the states from complying with federal privacy laws and encourage states to disclose confidential medical information to the FBI, so more people could be banned from gun ownership.
“This is despite the fact that in order to legally be placed on the NICS list an individual must be a convicted felon or legally adjudicated to be mentally ill to the point of being a danger to themselves or others. Obama and the Veterans Administration are already bypassing the legal adjudication process when it comes to veterans and now with the new EOs will do the same thing to many other Americans.”
That puts Obama in violation of the Constitution, Connelly charged.
“Since Congress has repeatedly refused to pass gun control legislation Obama is invoking the mental illness card to accomplish the mission,” he said.
WND reported that members of Congress are more than a little upset at the procedures.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is being joined by nearly a dozen senators in a measure to end the “arbitrary process that strips veterans of rights.”
“Depriving someone of a constitutional right is a serious action, and veterans should be afforded the same treatment under the law as all other American citizens,” said Burr recently about a bill he is proposing. “This legislation would protect the rights of veterans and their families by ensuring that only a proper judicial authority is able to determine who is referred to [the National Criminal Background Check System.]”
He said, “Our veterans took an oath to uphold the Constitution and they deserve to enjoy the rights they fought so hard to protect.”
Joining Burr as cosponsors are Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; James Risch, R-Idaho; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; John Thune, R-S.D.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; David Vitter, R-La.; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho and James Inhofe, R-Okla.
The legislation is designed to address the problem that has arisen when the VA appoints a fiduciary to help veterans with their benefits and they are “deemed mentally defective.”
They then are reported to the FBI’s NICS, a system “which prevents them from being able to purchase firearms in the United States.”
The proposed Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would require that a judicial authority determine that VA beneficiaries pose a danger to themselves or others before they can be added to the FBI’s list.
It is the Gun Control Act that prohibits some individuals from having guns. But as of July 12, 2012, there were more than 129,000 VA beneficiaries who had been reported to NICS, “stripping them of their constitutional rights simply because VA appointed a fiduciary to act on their behalf.”
A fiduciary can help veterans who for any reason can use assistance in managing their disability compensation, pension benefits, survivors’ compensation and other VA payments on behalf of a veteran, surviving spouse, dependent child or dependent parent.
WND confirmed when the Obama administration insisted it’s routine for officials to send out letters informing veterans that an unidentified “report” indicates they may be declared incompetent and consequently stripped of their Second Amendment rights.
The Department of Veterans Affairs declined to respond to WND questions about why veterans are being rated incompetent, what evidence is used in that determination and who is making the decisions.
Read the letter to veterans:
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-goal-disarming-of-all-americans/#5k3WW2ZUuTtvDE5q.99
11 thoughts on “Obama Goal? ‘Disarming of all Americans’”
All over the internet and very heavily on You Tube you have warnings to repent and the end result if you dont….Hell.
Well let me tell you what is coming will make Hell look like a paradise. I am sure you have heard the expression hell on earth well its coming.
We are not going to have a collapse or crash of the dollar overnight, no, we are headed for a death of a thousand cuts. First off a devaluing of the dollar or otherwise known as currency reset. Already they cut unemployment insurance for millions, hit retirements and cut food stamps across the board. Most are hanging on with a few fingers and this reset will make sure they are way under. It can be as much as 30% now lets see you get 800 in SS or disability what do you have after reset well?
Who can live on that? Power bills go up, food goes up and depending on where you live water and gas will skyrocket.
Then comes gun confiscation and civil war. When people lose everything they lose it for they have nothing to lose. That is the most dangerous man.
Those in power are now ready for the war to come and blood will run in the streets.
There are many things much worse than death and we shall see and taste it.
Reality sucks but real it is.
its all because they are scared, and also scared of the machine they made out of that man, and what he can do if needed.
Folks,help me out !I keep reading the 2nd and see no where that it states rights can be taken away because of health/record/past ect.I suppose the right to bear arms was actually bare arms and meant the right to wear t-shirts?
Hey, don’t be giving them Commies any new creative ideas. lol j/k
Obama Goal? ‘Disarming of all Americans’
Bob, you write for WND…an israeli-firster zio-christian
website. That said, I don’t trust your motives.
And honestly bob, your khazar ‘jew’ benefactors are the ones that are really
trying to disarm americans. Obama is just an elite puppet…a face
reflecting their madness and for americans to direct their anger.
Bob, the khazar ‘jews’ are destroying america:
Jew-Bought Congress Kills Iran Deal
You know this and you support them.
I personally consider that treason against the people and sedition against the constitution.
If anyone thinks this lawsuit is going to even slow down the disarmament process they’re crazy.
It’s a distraction, and a waste of time, so keep preparing for the war we all know is coming, and let this lawsuit proceed without diverting your attention from the real goals.
Wonder when those of us that don’t use the VA are going to get our letter? Even though I , as many others in the military, were not in a war zone, but we still had the same training as everyone else. I keep waiting for my letter to show up as, well you know, what’s good for the goose. Once they have all of the returning Vet’s done then what? It could be our turn. Then they’ll tell us that because we were in the armed services that we will be required an “evaluation”. That’s an appointment I’m sure I’ll put at the top of my list of things to do.
Like is said just before The Word “Remember your training and you will come back alive”. Good words to remember to be sure especially now days 😉 😎
Summons me to jury duty first, so the CRAP LAWS by the OATH BREAKING SCUM can be nullified.
lol on the Sec question 2+2=
“Obama Goal? ‘Disarming of all Americans’”
We the People Goal? ‘Disarming Obama’.
How you like them apples?
Just think NC, wouldn`t it be great to see the police being disarmed like obama wants to do to americans? Of course if he doesn`t disarm the cops and all other LEO`s then I guess that they are not americans then eh NC. What do ya think NC, I was just remembering about the time that you got tazzered by the bastards. 😐 😎