Friends of VACPS,
BREAKING: Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is attempting to attach a dangerous
amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow veterans
who have been declared mentally incompetent by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs to own and purchase firearms.
Please call your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY at (202) 224-3121 and tell them
to oppose this amendment.
It is a sickening attempt by the National Rifle Association to sell guns
at the expense of the safety of veterans who are likely to be struggling
with depression. We know that there is already a huge increase in veteran
suicides and many instances of murder/suicide where family members are also
targeted. To pray on our vulnerable veterans for the sake of a few guns
sales is morally reprehensible.
Virginia and many other states already have systems in place to allow
these veterans to petition for restoration of their gun rights once they are
able to recover from their mental and emotional issues.
We can all help protect our vets and their families by stopping the Coburn
amendment from being included in this legislation.
Please contact your Senators now!