Florida Congressmen Urge Donald Trump to Have VA Respect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights

Florida Congressmen Urge Donald Trump to Have VA Respect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights

This week, a congressman from the Sunshine State led a push to have the Trump administration protect the Second Amendment rights of veterans. U.S. Rep. Greg Steube , R-Fla., a veteran of the Army and currently a member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee , helped lead a letter signed by more than 20 Republicans to President Donald Trump calling on him to make sure the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not infringe on Second Amendment rights. “Currently, veterans who have been assigned a fiduciary are determined by the VA to be financially incompetent and are treated as persons prohibited from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm. This rule wrongfully assumes that those who need assistance managing their VA benefits are unfit to own a firearm,” Steube’s office noted. “Those who fight to protect the freedoms we hold sacred should not be wrongfully deprived of their Second Amendment rights,” Steube said on Friday. “Unfortunately, bureaucratic red tape is standing in the way of this foundational right for many our nation’s veterans, but we can fix this problem with a simple rule change.” U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis , R-Fla., who also serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee , also signed the letter which was sent on Wednesday. “Thank you for your actions to ensure that our veterans have the best mental health care in the world. Our nation’s heroes deserve the best care our nation has to offer, and we wholeheartedly support your laudable efforts to […]

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