It is now widely known that veterans that receive VA checks via protective payees are to be stripped of their gun rights. There are many reasons that a veteran may have someone receiving their paychecks. The mere inability to handle financial affairs does not indicate that veterans are a threat to themselves or others and should not possess firearms.
Also, contrary to denials, a medical provider at the VA only has to report to the NICS that there is a mental health issue- such as suicidal thoughts- and veterans rights are being taken away without the benefit of a hearing or any due process. Although there is a procedure to get rights restored after a NICS prohibition, the process can become a Kafkaesque descent into bureaucratic-legal hell!