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 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.
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.