Looking at the summary of the bill piece by piece (This bill would prohibit the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) from considering a veteran or beneficiary as “mentally defective”), as a vet, I can attest to the fact the VA have professionals qualified to make an assessment of veterans mental stability. But I don't think it's within their purview to ban anyone from purchasing a gun. I believe they should be allowed to add recommendations to a gun registry database and if they are found to be negligent, they can be found liable. Judges are not qualified to make a mental assessment of a veteran. I think they hold the authority to enforce a VA doctor's recommending that they are a danger to themselves or others. So essentially I don't think a judge should be able to make a medical decision of the mental capacity of a veteran (that should be a mental health doctor) but they should be able to withhold a mentally incompetent or incapacitated person, especially a combat veteran, from purchasing a gun. Additionally, I don't believe the VA should be allowed to, like other mental professional agencies or companies, ban anyone from purchasing a gun BUT instead be allowed to add their recommendations of said individual to a gun registry database for the public's safety.