Attempted Gun Confiscation was Thwarted

From AP:

BREAKING: Gun Confiscation for Veterans Begins… But First Victim Had a Sheriff, 2 State Reps and 100 Local Patriots Show Up at House Yesterday to Stop It

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man’s weapons.

Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms.

The protest, spearheaded by Scott, attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold’s guns, and Republican WA Rep. Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley, who described the event as a “defiance against tyranny.”

“I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho,” Wheeler said. “This seemed appropriate to show my support. I was going to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”

During Thursday’s demonstration, the group at times broke out in song to sing “God Bless America” and pray while waving both the American flag and the “Don’t tread on me” flag. With a population of just 1,700, Priest River is near the tip of northern Idaho- a region known for its strong tea party roots and gun-rights activism.

Veteran Affairs spokesman Bret Bowers confirmed a letter had been sent to Arnold from the VA’s benefits office in Salt Lake City, but he said that VA policy prohibits discussing individual health records without consent. Bowers added that the agency doesn’t have the authority to confiscate weapons. “We don’t send officers to confiscate weapons. We are about providing health care to veterans,” he said.

Currently, the Veterans Affairs Department can bar veterans from purchasing guns if they are declared incompetent. However, this authority has been criticized by Second Amendment advocates. Most recently, Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas proposed legislation that would require court action before barring gun purchases by veterans declared incompetent.


The VA says they don’t confiscate weapons, but how would anyone know to do that if they hadn’t been ordered to do so? They may not directly confiscate guns, but it’s obvious they instructed someone to do it.

We posted a piece earlier detailing how the VA is prohibiting veterans from purchasing guns for the flimsiest of reasons such as having someone help them with their finances.

We also posted an earlier piece stating the VA is disarming veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list. The VA sends veterans’ medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the ATF, which can seize their guns in home raids.

One guess who was coming for his guns.


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7 Responses to Attempted Gun Confiscation was Thwarted

  1. Uriel says:

    This is why we must stay on guard. First because hospitals are too quick to slam incorrectly diagnosed people into lockdowns (as I mentioned about my own son and second while PTSD is a worry VA has proven incapable and unreliable on its diagnoses. Veterans who need help should get help. But vets should not be treated as fourth class prisoners. They served their country when needed, and should be able to return and live here without being ostracized. Their skills are needed here at home just as overseas. Our federal government won’t protect us so our citizens have to.

    • Uriel says:

      The only reason this country has kept from being wiped out is our determination and our Bill of Rights to have weapons to defend ourselves and freedom to speak out. Look at every country in the world who has those rights removed. All are struggling with oppressive governments and fear of death for using even 1 of these.

      • Kathy says:

        In actuality most of these vets need someone they can talk to that will help dissipate the recurring visions of war they can’t get out of their heads.

        Instead the VA gives the veterans drugs with incapacitating side-effects, next they ask them questions and twist their answers into self-incriminating statements, which they then send to the FBI, the dogs that go after the guns.

        Using our vets as a path to further gun control is disgusting, especially when you consider what they’ve sacrificed for this country.

  2. tannngl says:

    Another agency that needs to be obliterated from government. They ALL need to go.

    Vets should be given $$ for their medical needs so they can pursue treatment PRIVATELY.

    The federal government simply wants to disarm those who can shoot with proficiency, not realizing that most other gun owners shoot with the same proficiency. 😀

    • Kathy says:

      Agreed, tannngl, the VA does little to help our vets, and much more to hinder their real progress.

      The VA has some control over many of our vets as opposed to the general public and this is their way of inching in gun control. Start with the vets while constantly trying to find new ways to stifle 2A rights within the citizens.

    • vonmesser says:

      I want to close the VA, dump the civilian employees on bases, and turn all “military related” healthcare over to the military.

  3. Hardnox says:

    Inch by inch, slowly they crept…