December 3, 2012
Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?
The issue, for a time last week, threatened to become the biggest sticking point in a $631 billion defense bill for reshaping a military that is disengaging from a decade of warfare.
[...] “I love our veterans, I vote for them all the time. They defend us,” [Sen. Charles] Schumer said. “If you are a veteran or not and you have been judged to be mentally infirm, you should not have a gun.”