This is very disturbing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list.
The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids.
It's nice to know that all of my personal information is available for the FBI to peruse. What happened to medical records are to be private, between the doctor and patient?
The Daily Caller obtained a “MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM.”The document, dated Feb. 27, 2012, makes clear the VA must send health information to the FBI for its gun background-check database.
“VA will provide an encrypted compact disc exchanged via mail to the FBI no less than quarterly for, inter alia, inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS),” the memo reads.
The memo defines the NICS database as a list of “persons prohibited under federal law from receiving or possessing firearms.”
“Data disclosed by VA to the FBI under the terms of this agreement is to be entered into the NICS Index…”
No charges, no court, no judge, no due process. This is what we get with a administration that wants the people to be disarmed, especially veterans.
The VA puts you on the list if they say you can’t handle your “financial affairs”:
The VA information technology center in Austin, Texas sends the FBI “a monthly CD” containing names of new veterans being added to the list.
The number of veterans who are tracked “fluctuates,” according to the memorandum, but “There were 129,440 beneficiaries in the program as of July 12, 2012.”
Nearly 130,000 vets disarmed because they can't balance a checkbook. Just on some councilors say so.
Changing your method of banking can get you put on the list:
“A [VA] counselor named Dr. Blair says, ‘How are you handling your finances?’,” veteran Henry Wrobel of Canton, Texas told TheDC. “I said my wife suggested, to make it a little bit easier for me, maybe use the auto-debit instead of going to the post office because it’s hard for me to drive” with injuries including two “made-up thumbs” resulting from 12 hand surgeries, a wired-on shoulder, and other ailments.
“I told him it’s working very well,” Wrobel said. The counselor “wrote down that I was unable to handle my own finances and that ‘his wife handles his finances.’ I got a letter saying that because I can’t handle my finances I’m like a felon and I can’t be around guns.”
Just because it would be easier for him to use auto-pay instead of driving to the post office to mail his bills.
ATF agents will come to your house to disarm you:
“I was getting real sick from the medications they had me on,” Colorado war veteran Douglas Szklarski told TheDC. “I pretty much lived in bed. Somebody brought me a joint. I started using cannabis. It started turning me around immediately. So I said I wouldn’t [take the VA pills] anymore. They said you have to take them. They deemed me incompetent.”
“I’ve had like nine doctors say I wasn’t incompetent and they still went after my guns.”
“ATF came to my house. I had to surrender them,” Szklarski said, noting that he appealed the VA’s decision. “I just got my guns back.”
This is beyond despicable. There is no "Innocent until proven guilty". No judge to make a legal determination that there is a problem. The horror stories are numerous, the VA is slowly but surly disarming veterans for the smallest thing. It's past time to write your congress critter and demand that this practice be stopped.
Thanks to Madd Medic