At the September meeting, 2 great opportunities were mentioned:
1. Warriors Never Give Up will host a free pheasant hunt on November 11, 2017.
To attend, contact Gary Wurgler @ 905/368-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Larry Zimmerman announced that veterans can now get higher degree education beyond the old 15-year limit. So go out and get the bucket list degree! See your VSO.
Contact Phil Braeger (881-6782) if you want a new $60 book titled “Still Coming Home” about returning Vietnam Vet stories in their own words. Or see order form on page 3 of the May-June newsletter.
President: Jack Kempter
Vice President: Phil Braeger
Jr Vice President: Floyd Hermans
Treasurer: Don Reconnu
Secretary: Rich Felberg
Chaplain: Don Zafft
New Board Members: Jerry Denman, Randy Holiday, Bob Frink
Proposed Federal House Legislation HB1181 prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.
Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table – Agreed to without objection on March 16, 2017. Contact your federal legislators to take it off the table and approve it. Otherwise, some vets can have their firearms confiscated.
See VVA newsletter article http://www.stripes.com/news/house-bill-that-would-enable-gun-sales-to-many-vets-deemed-mentally-incompetent-draws-criticism-1.458578#.WNBeDzvyu1v
Also add comments or see details at https://foac-pac.org/Proposed-Federal-House-Legislation-HB1181/Federal-Law/4933
Click on the link below to find the form & instructions to find out if you are eligible for burial in a veteran cemetery.