Given the Ft. Hood tragedy, a bill authored by Richard Burr (R-NC) is coming into light:
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says his “Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act” will protect veterans’ gun rights. But the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence calls it a “dangerous” proposal that could allow “over 100,000 mentally incapacitated or incompetent persons” to buy guns—people who would previously have been barred from doing so by the Veterans Administration (VA).
Absolutely amazing. That’s what we need – more unstable people with guns. And here is the real irony. Burr opposes healthcare reform, something that could have saved the lives of over 2,200 veterans last year. If he was truly concerned about veterans rights then he would work to protect their right to affordable healthcare. As matter of fact we should all take a moment and tell Burr to do exactly that: