[Video] Decorated Vietnam Vet Told to Get Rid of His Guns Because His Wife Manages His Finances
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This isn’t the first incident we’ve heard about veterans with PTSD getting a VA letter that effectively strips them of their Second Amendment rights. However, most of the stories we’ve heard have had to do with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Pat Kirby is a highly decorated combat veteran who served in Vietnam. Recently, he received a letter telling him that because his wife manages their finances and he suffers from PTSD that he is being deemed “incompetent” and is being stripped of his Second Amendment rights.
The letter tells Kirby if he handles or owns a firearm he could face fines or even jail time.
However, Pat Kirby’s wife has always managed their finances. In fact, she’s managed them ever since he got back from Vietnam.
Keep in mind, Kirby has dealing with PTSD for decades and he obviously has his life under control, however only recently has the VA determined that he isn’t fit to own firearms.
Kirby, in the above interview, says that he still loves his country, but has never liked his politicians. He makes no distinction between Republicans and Democrats.
The saddest part, to me, of these situations with veterans is that there are likely many veterans, who could certainly use the services of the VA, but may be afraid to take advantage of them because they are afraid of being deemed “incompetent”.
The way these determinations are made need a serious, serious overhaul.