[Ed. – The Navy vet is right: this is bogus. Emphasis in original.]
Bullets First Blogger Tony Oliva wrote earlier this year that a letter was sent out to veterans stating:
“As your partner in healthcare, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe. Gun locks have been shown to greatly reduce death and injury caused by firearms in the home. If you own a gun, we hope you will request and use a gun lock.”
Oliva mocked, “That’s right. “Just give us all the information we want about your guns and we will give you a shiny new gun lock for each of them… so it will be harder for you to get to them when we storm your house in the middle of the night to take them.” Oliva writes
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing inherently evil about gun locks if you have kids in your household and whatnot but let’s not pretend that this isn’t a blatant attempt to get firearm information of people that this administration views as a threat. If the VA was REALLY interested in handing out safety locks, they would make the locks available at VA offices, hospitals and clinics for vets to come in and take a couple without having to forfeit their privacy to their ever invasive eye of the government.
Oliva is calling for the veterans to take a pass on this offer.