Skip to comments.Feinstein: Veterans May Have PTSD And Should Not Be Exempt From Gun Ban...
Posted on 03/09/2013 11:15:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge
At a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) opposed an amendment to her Assault Weapons Ban legislation that would allow military veterans to continue to buy the firearms that would be banned. Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from purchasing firearms.
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I know we have more than a few 'combat arena' FRs around here.. I admit I suffer from Post Traumatic Voting Disorder (PTVD) personally, Thanks for your concerns tho, DiFi.
DiFi is suffering from dementia and should be exempt from Congress
If you want to take my guns, bring yours.
You want my gun? Come and take it!!
I love when politicians - who have never served in the military - never gone to war - never sacrificed - make such determinations. As a combat vet - I very much WANT vet’s armed. They can respond in a moments notice and despite PTSD are very and highly capable of handling situations of emergency...with war comes PTSD — Homer wrote about it and the Greeks never took the shield and swords away from returning soldiers because of it...the only ones that do are self-serving tyrants like Diannie Looney Toons...go to Russia and pick up your hammer/sickle and leave the US alone...stupid politicians....
I think that it is more that amazing that a person who totes a rifle for 2 to 4 years to protect this country and the idiots that are in control, now do not want them to buy firearms. As I view it, if I had not spent (and millions others like me) years rolling around puking my gets out hunting Russian SSBNs these clowns might have been speaking Russian. And they want to tell us we are not trustworthy to handle a rifle.
Are the Occupy children exempt from the gun ban?
How about senile octogenarians, like DiFi?
You know, part of me wants to see Diane and Co get their ‘laws’ passed. That way, when the blowback from the public and the LEOs that refuse to confiscate and die for the cause happens, they will all be struck down and the Dems will suffer the loss of power that will result...for a long time.
Until people feel the pain, they will just refuse to believe it ‘could’ happen.
I think it’s fine for vets to be armed. But there’s no reason they should be exempt from bans, other than pandering. This isn’t “Starship Troopers,” and they aren’t exta-special citizens. There simply shouldn’t be a ban, is all.
“Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from purchasing firearms.S”
Unless of course it happens to be one of the thousands of assault rifles her husband Richard Blum imported with a waiver from the Clinton admin during the last ban! My she is VILE!
These politicians who begin to decide our fates after serving our nation are a disgrace. Feinstein is shameless...Rand Paul pointed out in part how our Constitution is being abused by these nits, these vicious, debased, and corrupt politicians during his timely filibuster. Senator Feinstein makes a mockery of our Constitution and those who stand with and for it.
It’s Feinswine who is mentally ill.
I served on a sub. I guess I’ll be banned from the water.
The best way to find out if a veteran is mentally ill is to check their voter registration. If they are registered as a DemocRAT, they should not be allowed to buy guns. JMO.
Our military will be less likely to seek out modern behavioral health care when they fear it will get them labeled as “mentally ill”.
My response to my Congressional reps:
Dianne Feinstein’s legislative proposals to ban ‘assault’ weapons and 30 round magazines are not only a testimony to her ignorance of weapons, but present a clear case for the need for term limits for members of Congress.
I served in the U.S.Army Reserve-Infantry, with an Honorable Discharge as Captain. I learned small-unit tactics and movements and had extensive familiarization with small-arms weapons.
Let me tell you a few things about the ‘assault’ weapons that everyone is getting all lathered up about.
First, a REAL assault weapon is one in which you have the capability to have full-automatic (keeps firing as long as the trigger is depressed) and/or select fire of three-round bursts. This kind of weapon is used to achieve suppressive fire against an enemy and in a final ground assault against a fixed objective.
The weapons that Feinstein is trying to ban again (the previous ban by the way had no impact on crime levels—check the FBI stats) are SEMI-AUTOMATIC-one shot for every time you pull the trigger. This is the same action that is in every pistol (not revolver) in the world.
Anything that Congress attempts to pass that erodes our Second Amendment (which is a God-given, not government-given right)is going to be met with a response at the voting booth.
*sigh* Well, there go the dozen Mk 46 torpedoes I have buried in my back yard in case of an emergency...
Nobody is crazier than Diane Feinstein. She appears perfectly willing to sacrifice the Constitution to her crazed policies.
A Constitution she gave an oath to preserve, which should tell you how honest she is.
A ban should be for everyone, including government agents.
exactly - same here - MP CPT - and I agree that the Citizen should have - and has the God given right to own weapons that are equal to the military. The very fact that the Colonials had weapons that matched the Imperial British brought to bear equal force on the battlefield that ultimately won our Independence — so take such away at this point - is to do exactly what you have stated, “erode our freedoms” and is a direct attack against the US Constitution - something you and I both took an oath to defend, against foreign or domestic enemies...
Politicians are most often suffering from "foot in mouth" disease and should be euthanized immediately to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease.
She is clearly much like her fellow Minneapolis libs who believe that anyone with a military background should not be allowed to participate in the political process. Unless of course the veteran turns out to be a traitor like John Murtha or John Kerry.
From the cold, dead fingers of family, each of which at least doubly armed.
By her logic, any cop that has been involved, even peripherally, in a shooting, “may have PTSD and should not be able to have a weapon”.
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