By a vote of 240-175, the U.S. House passed the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 1181) that will restore the due process rights of recipients of government benefits to veterans.
Currently, the Veterans Administration effectively bars veterans receiving benefits, who appoint a “representative payee” to help them manage their affairs, from buying or possessing a firearm, bypassing their right to due process. An unintended consequence of the VA policy has been to keep many veterans, for whom hunting and shooting is a way of life, from seeking needed help for fear that the VA would deny their 2A rights. As of December 2015, the VA had stripped a staggering 260,000 veterans of their gun rights.