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S. 1707, Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act [1] (September 18, 2012)

handle is hein.congrec/cbo10907 and id is 1 raw text is: CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
September 18, 2012
S. 1707
Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans'Affairs
on September 12, 2012
S. 1707 would modify an existing requirement that certain individuals determined to be
mentally incompetent by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) be prohibited from
purchasing or possessing legal firearms. CBO expects that implementing S. 1707 would
have no significant budgetary impact.
When VA deems individuals to be mentally incapacitated, mentally incompetent,
experiencing an extended loss of consciousness, or otherwise unable to manage their own
affairs, it is required to provide that information to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Such
individuals are then added to the list of those prohibited from purchasing or possessing
firearms. Under S. 1707, veterans would have to be determined by judicial authority to be
dangerous before VA would be required to report them to DOJ, thus slightly reducing the
administrative burden on VA.
Enacting S. 1707 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go
procedures do not apply.
S. 1707 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal
The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Dwayne M. Wright. The estimate was approved
by Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

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