Colorado is home to more than 424,000 veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. If a team composed of the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the VA had its way, some of those veterans would lose access to firearms.
The irony is rich. Those best trained to use firearms safely are among the first at which the government aimed. According to the Daily Caller, the VA is using veterans’ medical records to place some veterans on the FBI background check list. So far, approximately 120,000 nationwide have made it to the list. Here’s the rationale, according to a Daily Caller article:
“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is involved in a government effort to disarm America’s veterans and seniors who may lack the capacity to manage their finances.
And it’s not just veterans facing this scrutiny: now it’s anybody who gets Social Security.”
According to the article, Colorado’s over 750,000 social security beneficiaries may fall into the same loophole. There may be some overlap between the veterans and social security beneficiaries; however, this triumvirate of terror is talking about potentially taking away Second Amendment rights for a large swath of Colorado’s population.
Leftist politicians could not take away Second Amendment rights by legislation due to the uproar around the Gun Grabs, so they find a sneaky solution. It’s shameful. And, if lacking the capacity to manage finances is a crime, lock us all up.