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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Senators prescribe firearms for PTSD and other mental disabilities

As many as 300,000 veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder and other mental disabilities. The suicide rate for soldiers is now five times higher than in the Persian Gulf War and 11% greater than during Vietnam. Crimes of violence are skyrocketing on military bases, making the surrounding communities some of the most dangerous cities in the country.

Thank God, Senators Burr and Webb have identified the source of the problem: "mentally incapacitated" veterans are angry and frustrated because the Gun Control Act of 1968 bars them from owning firearms.

Yes, that's right, the federal government uses mental competency as a litmus test for whether a person should own a gun or not.

Unbelievable, but that's socialism for you.

Fortunately, Burr, Webb and 18 other senators are sponsoring legislation to right this wrong. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act will allow mentally incapacitated vets to buy guns unless a judge diagnoses them to be psychologically unfit to own firearms.

It's nice to see that the Senate isn't spending all it's time on crazy things like a public health care option.

Elsewhere: Sen. Burr wants to protects us from the threat posed by due process.

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14 comments:

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  2. General, Sir:

    If I had a rocket launcher, some son-of-a-bitch would pay!

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  3. General, Sir:

    Presumably Burr, Webb and the 18 other senators sponsoring this legislation are voting according to their conscience, or are conscientiously representing their constituents.

    Now it's true that the NRA does the actual speaking for these same voters, along with the 'friendly compensation' they include, just to let those senators know they're on the right track.

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  4. Cripes.


    Protecting the right of psychotics to bear arms.

    And a judge gets to decide if they're nuts or not.

    All this in the days post-Hasan.

    Breathtaking.

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  5. s.3167 died in the 110th Congress. As with all bad rethuglican ideas, however, it has zombie characteristics and was reintroduced by KS rep Jerry Moran in the current 111th Congress as H.R. 2547.

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  6. Guns dont kill... whackjobs do!

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  7. Do you have any idea how despressing it is to not be able to own a weapon, especially when you're in the mood to shoot people? There ain't no pill for that kind of ennui, my friends, ain't no pill at all!

    ++++

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  8. Burr has been known to say that cancer research shouldn't be well-funded because it keeps people alive longer and "that gets expensive."

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  9. IF BURR WAS PREVENTED FROM ARMING HISSELF, HAMILTON WOULD STILL BE ALIVE! HE'D PROBABLY BE ON THE 20 INSTEAD OF THAT CRAZY MAN, MICHEAL JACKSON.

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  10. Damn, General--shootin' shit's therapeutic! You know that!!

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  11. Get the Government out of my mentally incapacitated vets!!!! Also Too!

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  12. there are solid tests you can perform to determine psychosis. too bad that the only test for dumbass starts with a twelve pack and "hey guys, watch this..."

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  13. "These are great days we're living, bros. We are jolly green giants, walking the Earth...with guns. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know.

    After we rotate back to the world, we're gonna miss not having anyone around that's worth shooting."
    Crazy Earl, "Full Metal Jacket"

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  14. Burr, Webb et al are doing it for the troops. Liberals want suffers to get namby-pamby counselling, psychological help and drugs.
    Burr knows better. What better way to overcome PTSD than to just get it out of the system by shooting someone? Once they've done it, the PTSD will have disappeared! Sometimes, forever!

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We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.