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October 16, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Urges Administration to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to take executive action to stop the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from disarming vulnerable veterans.

“Those who fight to protect the freedoms we hold sacred should not be wrongfully deprived of their Second Amendment rights,” Steube said. “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.”

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.

The full text of the letter can be found here.