A former Marine Corps Reservist has blown the whistle on a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which he said could “strip veterans of their Second Amendment rights.”
Dan McKnight, founder of the Bring Our Troops Homeveterans’ organization, said on the July 28 Washington Exposé podcast that the provision buried deep within the NDAA would deny veterans the right to own firearms in the event they are treated for a mental illness.
Washington Exposé hosts Bill Wilson, Carter Clews and Larry Ward noted that the provision is sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, and is “hidden deep within the newest round of the National Defense Authorization Act. Dan is unabashedly unafraid as a veteran to blow the whistle on this Red Flag Gun Control in the NDAA.”
Ward, President of Political Media, Inc. noted: “The UCMJ already gives incredible power to the military brass to temporarily confiscate guns for almost any reason, and they do it in domestic violence cases, etc. It is being codified to make the law much broader, and a template for civilian red flag laws.