Clyde and Dadams,
It's way easier and less stressful just to go to a private doctor. I never saw the allure of the VA, looks all feel good on the VA website and stuff. The system is clogged with guys that have high disability ratings but nothing wrong with them. They need to clear out the riffraff and treat the guys that deserve it.
Jimbob, love the quote.
And to reiterate, I was going at the request of the VA for their gulf war studies as by shear chance and dumb luck I was at several locations of chemical weapons release. I was not there for treatment but was prescribed medications nevertheless, and more was sent by mail.
But, in the few years that I was going, not once was asked about firearms ownership. Maybe if I had continued my questioning of the doctor, they might have asked.