I applaud GOA for the work they do and support the legislation they seek. Anything that removes 2A rights on a cookie cutter basis is flat wrong.
Since 1998, under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 (Brady Act; P.L. 103-159), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided records on beneficiaries for whom a fiduciary has been appointed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA; P.L. 110-180) require VA to notify beneficiaries of the ramifications of mental incompetency determinations and a potential loss of their gun rights, as well as provide those beneficiaries with an avenue of administrative relief, by which they could appeal such determinations and have their rights restored. In the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114- 255), Congress included a provision that codified certain VA procedures related to mental incompetency determinations and potential loss of gun rights.
Until the law is changed one thing the veteran can do is use his/her VSO to dispute the “incompetency” Rating. A statement from a mental health professional that the vet is “competent” is all that is needed to appeal the proposal to deem the vet incompetent.
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