Earlier today, Colin Goddard of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence retweeted our post on the New York State Attorney General’s strong arm tactics with gun show promoters. The heads-up thing works both ways. Cruising the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Facebook page I learned that Senator Coburn is adding an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill to make it possible for veterans to claim benefits for being mentally incompetent (i.e. PTSD) without necessarily losing their Second Amendment rights. I’ve posted the CSGV’s URGENT ALERT on the amendment after the jump. Suffice it to say, you can use the phone number provided to support the change, if you like. Thank God for Al Gore’s Internet . . .
URGENT ALERT: Folks, Senator Tom Coburn is attempting to attach a dangerous amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow veterans who have been declared mentally incompetent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to own and purchase firearms. Please call your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to oppose this amendment. It is a sickening attempt by the National Rifle Association to sell guns at the expense of our safety, and the safety of veterans who are likely to be struggling with depression.