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On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the gun ban for military veterans via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This is the second gun control bill repealed by the House since Obama left office. President Trump signed the repeal on February 28. The Social Security gun threatened a loss of Second Amendment rights without due process.
On Barack Obama’s way out the door, he signed a gun ban for military veterans that required those receiving disability benefits could be investigated if they have their checks sent to a third party for the purpose of managing their finances. Obama said that if they cannot manage their finances then they wouldn’t be able to own a gun on the grounds that they would not be deemed mentally stable.
“The freedoms granted by the Constitution should apply to all Americans — especially the men and women who have been willing to risk their lives to protect those freedoms,” House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe said in a statement.
“This common sense bill would ensure no veteran or beneficiary is declared ‘mentally defective’ simply because they utilize a fiduciary,” he continued.
“Receiving assistance to handle personal finances does not mean an individual is unable to safely own a firearm. Our brave men and women in the military should not be stripped of their constitutional rights without due process of law,” NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox said, according to USA Today.
The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act is intended to safeguard Second Amendment rights and the due process rights of military veterans.
“The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act would ensure that going forward, veterans who use a fiduciary would not be stripped of their constitutional rights unless a judicial authority first finds they pose a danger to themselves or others,” the NRA-ILA said. “This ensures due process rights for all veterans.”