Andy Biggs leads group of House Republicans pushing for changes to VA gun restrictions

Andy Biggs leads group of House Republicans pushing for changes to VA gun restrictions


Rep. Andy Biggs and 20 other Republican lawmakers petitioned President Trump Wednesday to curb back regulations at the Department of Veteran Affairs they argue are stripping veterans of their Second Amendment rights.

The group led by Mr. Biggs, Arizona Republican and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, asked Mr. Trump on Wednesday to use executive powers to reign in the VA’s fiduciary policy.

“The VA’s fiduciary rule has led to many veterans being wrongly deprived of their constitutional rights. Receiving held to manage your VA benefits is not the same as being ‘adjudicated as a mental defective’ or being ‘committed to a mental institution,’” their letter read. “Veterans should not have to worry about being disarmed when they seek assistance with benefits or healthcare from the VA.”

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According to the VA’s website, when a beneficiary is determined to be unfit to manage their financial affairs,

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