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Old 22.02.2013, 15:05
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US Veterans Prohibited from Buying Firearms/Ammunition

Guess the folks in DC are getting scared Prohibiting their decorated defenders from purchasing firearms or ammunition. Micro-management at it's finest.

Read the story on Red Flag.
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Guess the folks in DC are getting scared Prohibiting their decorated defenders from purchasing firearms or ammunition. Micro-management at it's finest.

Read the story on Red Flag.
JC
What qualifies as incompetent though?
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Old 22.02.2013, 15:15
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What qualifies as incompetent though?
You know how things work in Washington DC, they make up their own rules. If they deem you incompetent... so be it
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Re: US Veterans Prohibited from Buying Firearms/Ammunition

Wanting more information, I stepped away from Redflag.com and went to the ever-so-slightly-more-balanced FOX NEWS for some history (well, it's an AP article) http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...-defense-bill/ - in December, there was a potential move to get rid of the provision that those deemed incompetent by the VA be added to the national database and banned from owning guns, but it didn't pass. Anyone declared legally incompetent (by any judge - not just veterans) is supposed to have their names added to this database, it's just that it's a patchwork of information from different states and the federal government and so not very thorough (some editorialized background on the background check database: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...-check-system/)

So, anyways, this has been going on since 1998 - not a new thing.

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So, anyways, this has been going on since 1998 - not a new thing.
Correct. However, like the FBAR was around since (please correct me if I am wrong) 2001 or 2002. It is only enforced since 2009 - at the convenience of the IRS/USG.

IMO, same thing here - Though in existence since 1998, the USG is pushing their weight around with this.
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Correct. However, like the FBAR was around since (please correct me if I am wrong) 2001 or 2002. It is only enforced since 2009 - at the convenience of the IRS/USG.
Wrong.

1971.

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Correct. However, like the FBAR was around since (please correct me if I am wrong) 2001 or 2002. It is only enforced since 2009 - at the convenience of the IRS/USG.

IMO, same thing here - Though in existence since 1998, the USG is pushing their weight around with this.
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What he said --^

And yes, they might be (though I'd be curious to see stats about the VA increasing declarations of incompetency), but given recent politics and events in the US, is not surprising.
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