First and foremost, H.R. 2640 became public law on Jan. 8, 2008. The excript below makes clear that any veteran who is diagnosed with PSD or any other mental disorder will not be allowed to own a firearm.
VETERANS DISARMAMENT ACT TO BAR VETS FROM OWNING GUNS
PUBLIC LAW 110–180—JAN. 8, 2008
An Act To improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for
other purposes. Jan. 8, 2008
SEC. 102. REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN WAIVER.
(b) STATE ESTIMATES.—
(1) INITIAL STATE ESTIMATE.—
(C) RECORD DEFINED.—For purposes of subparagraph
(A), a record is the following:
(iv) A record that identifies a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution, consistent with section 922(g)(4) of title 18, United States Code, and whose record is not protected from disclosure to the Attorney General under any provision of State or Federal law.
(v) A record that is electronically available and identifies a person who, as of the date of such estimate, is subject to a court order described in section 922(g)(8) of title 18, United States Code.
I find it very hard to believe that John McCain, who was a POW for five years and was tortured, has somehow escaped any lasting mental disorder. This is the man who is asking us to give him the job of Commander in Chief with HIS finger on the RED BUTTON!
I feel that it is only common sense that people think about this for a moment before voting for McCain. We have all heard about his temper and emotional outbursts from the media. Is this really the man you want making the most important decisions about who to go to war against?
Second, John McCain wants to put my medical files on line. I don’t know about anyone else, but, I don’t want my medical files exposed to the world. These are very personal files that once digitized, can be passed to anyone at the click of a mouse without my permission.
This is a direct violation of my IV Amendment Right to Privacy that John McCain wants us to give up. I am very tired of Politicians who only give lip service to the Constitution and then violate it while telling us it’s for our own good.
Third, John McCain talks about cutting out spending and balancing the budget. Yet he voted for the Bankers Bailout package. Again, gives lip service and then acts outside the Constitution.
Fourth, John McCain has not even attempted to answer the 7 Petitions for Redress of Grievance served to him on June 30, 2008, 4 of which have been served for the second time.