The Stories Out There are Lies, but the Truth?
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Over 550,000 Americans can’t own firearms because of “mental incompetence.” 21% of those are veterans.
Editor: A note I think is needed; the article below will describe a “dual system” for establishing broad mental disability, enough to deny weapons rights. It is very important that veterans carefully review this article in its entirety. If veterans avoid needed care because of misinformation or the very real threat outlined below, it would not only be a disaster but one that groups like the American Enterprise Institute wish to bring about. This article isn’t the “end all,” but a sign that veterans need to remain vigilant in maintaining their rights.
Stories about “new letters” or a “new law” are total bunk. The law that authorizes gun seizures for those “adjudicated mentally ill” was passed in 1997 but nothing was said about it for over 15 years. The law that is “in force” is the same one every gun owner in America is subject to, the question that is on every weapons background check and has been for many years.
Why bring it up now, why lie about it? Why victimize veterans with vicious scares and rumor mongering?
The wild stories are being used to terrify vets and are, in fact, preying on veterans, particularly those with PTSD. It isn’t just vets, nearly half of the police officers and firefighters in the US suffer from varying degrees of PTSD.
Will they be disarmed also? You forget, of our men and women in combat, nearly 40% of them carry an active diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress with most under current treatment though both armed and in combat as we go to press.
- Veterans face a mental health time bomb (express.co.uk)
- VA Writes Letters to US Veterans: 2nd Amendment Rights Revoked Per 2013 NDAA (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Soldiers And PTSD: Why Some Develop It While Others Don’t (medicalnewstoday.com)
- PTSD victims aren’t ticking time bombs (mysanantonio.com)
- Veterans Gun Seizure Hoax Debunked…Somewhat (veteranstoday.com)
- Why Some Soldiers Develop PTSD While Others Don’t (psychologicalscience.org)
- Combat Veterans With PTSD or TBI Losing The Right to Bear Arms (freedomoutpost.com)
- Research Explains Why Some Soldiers don’t suffer from PTSD (counselheal.com)