As a Veteran, I can honestly say that either way you look at it, the VA is nothing but a bureaucratic behemoth that can barely keep track of it's own internal paperwork and massive bonuses that no government worker/civil servant should be eligible for. Expecting the administrative part of the VA (the VBA) to not only keep track of individual Veterans and their individual mental health issues, but then to also render an informed, medically necessary, and sound decision as to whether or not a Veteran should be able to keep his/her second amendment rights intact, is ludicrous at best. What people who have never experienced the VA first do not understand is that the Veterans Health Administration is not the entity making the recommendations or the decisions. These are the doctors who have the first hand knowledge of the Veteran. Additionally; the VBA has absolutely no want to serve the best interests of any Veterans. Until these individual sections of the VA have been gutted and reformed in a responsible manner, the VA should have only the ability to make recommendations to a court of law, which is the only Constitutionally acceptable way of removing a citizen's Constitutional Rights.