Grassley demands VA protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights

Grassley demands VA protect veterans' Second Amendment rights

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 7 00:00 00:0002:26GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa published a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Friday demanding data to ensure servicemen are not being unfairly stripped of their Second Amendment rights. Grassley wrote the letter to request insight and data on veterans who are reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). “I take the fundamental nature of the Second Amendment very seriously, and when our veterans’ right to own and possess firearms is at issue, the government must ensure that constitutional due process is followed,” Grassley wrote in his statement. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the third day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Oct. 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Susan Walsh/pool/AFP via Getty Images) HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK CELEBRATES FLYING 250K VETERANS TO WASHINGTON “According to the FBI, as of December 31, 2020, 97.9% of all names reported to the NICS list’s ‘mental defective’ category by federal agencies were provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) even though reporting requirements apply to all federal agencies,” Grassley explained. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, left, listens as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill […]

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