WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today introduced legislation to protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act prohibits the federal government from unfairly scrutinizing veteran gunowners when the Department of Veterans Affairs appoints a professional to help them manage their benefits.
“For far too long, the men and women who have fought to protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms have wrongfully had their own rights put at risk,” said Bost. “No VA bureaucrat should be able to instantly strip a veteran of their Second Amendment rights simply because they need help managing their benefits. This ludicrous policy is stopping veterans from going to VA for the care they need, and it must end now. I am dedicated to fighting back against this socialist policy and will never waiver in protecting our veterans.”
The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act is cosponsored by 49 Members of Congress and is supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion (TAL).