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                                                       Calendar No. 164
                  113TH CONGRESS                                    REPORT
                     1st Session             SENATE                 113-86




                     VETERANS SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT


                                 SEPTEMBER 4, 2013.-Ordered to be printed
                         Filed, under authority of the order of the Senate of August 1, 2013.


                         Mr. SANDERS, from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
                                      submitted the following


                                         REPORT

                                         [To accompany S. 572]
                    The Committee on Veterans' Affairs (hereinafter, the Com-
                  mittee), to which was referred the bill (S. 572), to amend title 38,
                  United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain
                  persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for
                  certain purposes, having considered the same, reports favorably
                  thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.
                                          INTRODUCTION
                    On March 14, 2013, Committee Ranking Minority Member Rich-
                  ard Burr introduced S. 572, which would amend the criteria used
                  by the Department of Veterans Affairs (hereinafter, VA) in re-
                  porting names of VA beneficiaries to the Federal Bureau of Inves-
                  tigation (hereinafter, FBI) for entry into the National Instant
                  Criminal Background Check System (hereinafter, NICS). Com-
                  mittee Members John Boozman and Jerry Moran are original co-
                  sponsors, as are Senators Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, Michael
                  B. Enzi, James M. Inhofe, James E. Risch, Pat Roberts, John
                  Thune, David Vitter, and Roger F. Wicker. Senators Thad Cochran
                  and Jeff Sessions were later added as cosponsors. The bill was re-
                  ferred to the Committee.
                                       COMMITTEE HEARING
                    On June 12, 2013, the Committee held a hearing on legislation
                  pending before the Committee at which testimony on S. 572,
                  among other bills, was offered by Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Sec-
                  retary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administra-
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