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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Veterans who want to keep guns had best be careful seeking treatment for PTSD

As this column has pointed out before, those advocating disarmament of veterans who seek mental health treatment seem to be unaware of a probable consequence of such a move:

With the growing efforts to revoke gun rights of people who are suffering from mental health issues, anyone who deeply values the right to an effective means to defend his life, family, and liberty is being given a strong disincentive from seeking the help he needs. This would seem an excellent recipe for causing exactly the kinds of tragedies we seek to avert.

Then again, when one considers the fact that the other side depends on high-profile shootings with high body counts, in order to fuel their agenda, perhaps they are perfectly aware of where this will lead. Perhaps that's not a bug, but a feature. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.


Anonymous said...

"Mental illness" includes a wide range of disorders, some very mild, some severe. The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits gun ownership by anyone with a disorder so severe that it could make him "dangerous to himself or others." The anti-gun activists want to erase that specification, and make the definition of mental illness so broad and vague that it would include everyone who ever so much as had a bad dream. And, yes, the leftists probably know that many of the sociopaths and psychotics released under their revolving door policies (both in the criminal justice system and the psychiatric health care system) will go on to commit more violent crimes, which the leftists can then cite to rationalize more anti-gun laws (and more limits on freedom in general).