3/09/2013

Democrats want to ban veterans from having certain guns because they might have PTSD?

So if the background checks for mental illness are passed would Feinstein they all retired military veterans to own these guns?  I suspect not.  
SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN: If I understand this, this adds an exemption of retired military. As I understand our bill, no issue has arose in this regard during the 10 years the expired ban was in effect and what we did in the other bill was exempt possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States. So that included active military.  
The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

"The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War"

Shell shock. Battle Fatigue. PTSD. What's the difference? None, other than being different terms for the same thing from different wars.

PTSD is not an mental illness per se, but a condition of mental trauma. If this in fact did pose a significant risk of veterans engaging in mass shootings as a result of their service, it would have been proven over and again, and we would not be having this conversation.

Feinstein is simply dredging up as many excuses as possible so as to disarm as many 'groups' as possible.

3/09/2013 11:11 AM  

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