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New Email Hoax: Veteran’s Administration Taking Away Second Amendment Rights

Claims ‘stressed’ veterans lost guns by answering three questions.

by
Howard Nemerov

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February 27, 2012 - 11:28 am

The latest hoax email to reach my inbox contains claims by an anonymous veteran:

I had a doctor’s appointment at the local V.A. Clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting that I would like to pass along.

While going through triage before seeing the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions:

  1. Did I feel stressed?
  2. Did I feel threatened?
  3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?

The nurse then informed me, that if I had answered yes to any of the questions, I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.

My NRA contact referred me to their response. One point:

However, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t the agency that compiles records of people who are prohibited from possessing firearms. The FBI does that, in order to operate the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. And although some VA records are reported to NICS, a record will only be reported if the person has been “adjudicated as a mental defective”—in other words, that the person is mentally incompetent.

There are more details on this hoax, so I recommend a visit to the NRA page, which also discusses other rumors. Save your time and stress, and help stop a major waste of time and resources.

A little critical thinking and research would stop these emails cold. If we’re to continue winning the war against the feudalist/gun banners, we all need to step up our game and do some research before hitting the send button.

The truth is on our side, but only if we use it. Just like self-defense, don’t count on somebody else coming to your rescue.

 

More: Brady Campaign’s new president uses gang violence to promote gun control. See my latest research into gangs and violence, a major issue Brady ignores in order to promote gun control.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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