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.@SenFeinstein “Veterans shouldn't have ‘assault weapons’ because of this new thing called PTSD coming out of the Iraq war” #StopFeinstein. What stupid fvcking tweet!
I really hope you are kidding.
Any man/woman who goes to fight for this country should be able to have a gun.
What a freaking joke
This post was edited by Jeff4SC 13 months ago
Sorry...if they go to war for this country, they should be able to have a gun
So, they are akin to being a felon in your eyes. Smh
Not if they're a risk to use it on others or themselves.
Even if they have a documented mental disorder?
If he wrote "People with PTSD can't vote, will have severe travel restrictions, can't own guns, and can't hold most government jobs" then your comparison would be valid.
And race car drivers shouldn't have to follow the speed limit
Even if they end up killing someone or them self?
I actually agree with you.
I also feel that if you have a felony on your record then you should not be able to own a gun.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
Let's lower the drinking age to 18 then, too.
I agree with this.
There is that inherent risk with everyone.
PTSD has been around for a while.
IMO if you claim benefits for PTSD or another mental illness from a war you shouldn't be allowed to have any firearms.
Deputy Kyle Dinkheller, Laurens County, GA, was minutes from being off duty when he encountered a speeding pickup truck going 98 mph. The deputy was an ICE (Interstate Criminal Enforcement) officer that dealt with traffic infractions, speeding and the occasional drug bust. This was a low risk or unknown risk stop for speeding. He radioed in the speeding infraction, made a U-turn in the median and pursued the vehicle. The driver, Andrew Brannan, stopped his vehicle, exited and started a crazy, dancing jig in the middle of the road while swearing at the officer and shouting Im a god-damned Vietnam vet. At first, he ignored Dinkhellers commands to step towards the deputy, which always began with `Sir. When he finally complied, he attacked the deputy and a scuffle ensued. The deputy implemented the use of his asp and ordered Brannan to `get back. This procedure was repeated, but after what appeared to be a second scuffle, the suspect returned to his vehicle and retrieved a M-I Carbine from under the seat. The first shots were fired nearly 50 seconds after Brannan returned to his vehicle despite the deputys commands. Brannan ignored the repeated commands to put the gun down and Deputy Dinkheller apparently fired the first shot. Brannan, a Vietnam veteran, advanced firing on the deputy. Dinkheller returned fire, but succeeded only in breaking a window in the drivers side of the pickup and wounding Brannan in the stomach. Using `suppressive fire, Brannan systematically, methodically shot Dinkheller in the arms, legs, exposed areas that would not be covered had Dinkheller been wearing a bulletproof vest, slowly executing him. Reloading his weapon Brannan continued firing with the final death shot to Dinkhellers right eye.
Well, since the discussion is only dealing with gun ownership, it fits.
I agree with this.
That fits every gun owner.
Many different levels of PTSD. Some is very nominal and doesn't have a noticeable effect, some is extreme. What level should prohibit a person from owning a gun? Who evaluates a person and makes the determination?
That is part of my issue Smitty. They have done nothing wrong, but in the opinion of someone, they might do something wrong. It doesn't sit right.
It's called being proactive. You don't think mental stability should be a part of the requirements for obtaining a gun license?
To play Devil's Advocate, would you give a gun to someone you were pretty sure was suicidal, even if he/she haven't tried to kill him/herself? No, that's cruel.
Giving someone access to an instrument they can use to end/ruin their lives or the lives of other people, knowing there is a dramatically increased risk they will do is the same thing.
I don't have a problem with it if the person is deemed to be an immediate threat to themselves and those around them. That goes for any person with a mental illness really.
We are obviously talking about moderate to severe PTSD.
Anyone can have PTSD, its not just limited to soldiers.
A psychiatrist would obviously make the diagnosis and make the final evaluation.
They should. If a man or woman can be sent to war at 18, they should be able to drink
No man or woman can be sent to war unless they voluntarily join the military. So, I agree that anyone with a military ID should be able to drink at age 18.
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