The Veterans Disarmament Act is an affront to all of us who are veterans. Since when is having depression from time to time an indication of mental instability? Everyone and I mean everyone is depressed from time to time. Look at Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Einstein. Were they unstable? I think not but they all had significant depression.
Psychiatry does not have a diagnosis of mentally ill. It has diagnoses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, disassociation and multiple personality disorders. There are six classifications of bipolar disease for example and several of varying degrees of depression. PTSD is a constellation of problems and not a single problem. There is no way that a VA desk jockey or some fat legislator should be making any decisions as to whether an individual is worthy of carrying a weapon. The Constitution does not give legislators the right to make such decrees “the right shall not be infringed”. They must change the Constitution through the amendment process or leave it alone.
You are not alone in feeling hopping mad about this. I’m with you. (By the way, I’m an MD and know a little bit about this subject.)
"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him."—Thomas Jefferson