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Old December 5, 2012, 10:24 AM   #26
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"Not being able to handle your own affairs" and being "a danger to yourself and others" are two completely different things. The former should have nothing to do with your 2nd Amendment rights.

In extreme cases, I don't have any problem with the VA having the power to temporarily restrict the right to possess a firearm. However, the veteran should have the right to a rapid review of the decision, and ultimately it should be decided by the courts - not an administrative agency.

For questionable cases, the VA should have to apply for a restriction from the courts. Or at least from an administrative court with a well defined appeal process to a real court.
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Old December 9, 2012, 09:27 AM   #27
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Specifically they are referring to a 5150 hold, involuntary commitment, "pink slip", what have you, which can run the gamut from drug overdoses to suicidal actions or intentions to good old fashioned hysteria.

I do agree that the law should be clarified, because I've met some guys that turned absolutely psychotic in the sandbox, but I do not believe that this represents anywhere near the majority of "PTSD" cases, and I do not believe that the VA should have anything to do with the process.

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Old December 10, 2012, 01:56 PM   #28
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Coburn backed off at the request of senator McCain and others. McCain was reluctant to rock the boat.

So much for "taking care of our veterans".
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Old December 10, 2012, 06:04 PM   #29
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The court should have to decide each case on a one by one basis, the VA should not have unilateral power... Congress as a whole seems to think it has few if any constitutional bounds...

I leave it at that...
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