Since I am a veteran, I was alarmed to find an article discussing how the VA is making independent determinations regarding disabled veterans and their ability to handle their affairs. A letter surfaced on several web sites, dated Dec. 20, 2012 from the Portland, Oregon regional office which notified a veteran (redacted of id information, of course) the the VA was considering evidence governing the veteran's ability to handle his own affairs. It did not provide any particular evidence, just a statement that it had come from some type of medical review.
The letter also informed the veteran that if the determination is finalized (and they plan to do so within 60 days), the veteran will also be precluded from owning guns or ammunition and any violation thereof may result in fines, imprisonment, or both pursuant to the Brady Act.
In a nutshell, the veteran can ask for a hearing against these unspecified charges, but how does he or she know what approach to take without the information? I think it's just another big brother activity of control and don't be surprised to see it go to other avenues. After all, they could probably use it through medicare and social security as well.
Be very afraid, Americans, when your government starts to unilaterally take actions against other citizens without due process. I really don't think that a VA bureaucrat has the legal authority to make these decisions, and he certainly must show what the reasoning is. This is nothing but tyranny.
Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation is looking into this matter on behalf of veterans and we need to support his efforts. Who knows, you might be next.
Other than that, thank the Lord for another Lord's Day and remember, it is always a good day when we wake up at its beginning. Have a peaceful, family Sunday and God bless you all.