Thank you SO SO much you Vets for serving your country -- for losing your leg or arm and for coming home and working through nightmares and depression. Thank you for saving us from having to face the hell and danger that you did. Oh, by the way, as a tangible way to honor your heroic, faithfulness to our country, we plan to take your guns away!
Any of you vets who have had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, even in its mildest forms, are in the viewfinder by Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. It's called H.R. 2640, legislation which would forbid you owning guns if you have been diagnosed in any way with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (it gets richer!) or if you are a child and diagnosed with ADHD. This un-American legislation from hell would permanently take away a person's right to own a weapon in the U.S.A.
We aren't talking a criminal record or record of violence in any way. It's simply considered enough with this bill to be a vet who is recovering in some way from battle, as if any vet wouldn't have to! THAT DOES NOT MEAN A VET WILL EVER EVEN THINK OF SHOOTING SOMEONE ELSE OR BREAKING THE LAW!!! Then there are the kidlets who some Psychiatrist big wig classifies with ADHD. Because they have blurry, energy and attention focus issues, SUDDENLY, they are a danger to society and can NEVER have guns! Yet again, another blurry label handed down as if its from God!
Although I'm no big wig, my Doctorate degree is in Counseling. There are WAY too many Psychologists who think they are the 4th person of the Trinity!!! Jumping the country mile of implying permanent danger regarding gun ownership by ANY vet who has even mild Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is certifiably insane and even more ... A VICIOUS BETRAYEL TO OUR VETS!!!
OK, I will really tell you what's on my mind. THESE ANTI GUN FREAKS IN CONGRESS WILL NOT STOP AT VIOLATING THE RIGHTS OF OUR VETS AND CHILDREN ONLY. This is a new way: through the attic window to eventually swipe ALL OUR GUNS! If these are the first groups of people being targeted with this gun-grabbing scheme... know that your group will be coming next.
Look out anyone who is divorced. That's the kind of stress that will lead to a gun slaughter... turn in your guns. Then there are those of you who are classified with depression, manic depressive disorder, bi polar, phobias... whatever your little or large label is... you are now a danger and considered toast regarding gun ownership. Then there are those pesky hunters (out of control individualists... give up your guns) pesky Christians (experts in Islamaphobia, homophobia and basic hate speech, turn in your guns).
Its fascinating to me in a time of war, with sleeper cells around this country, real dangers we must face and deal with, that we have time in congress to target children and vets! With leaders like this in congress we will all have squirt guns only when they are done with us! No, what am I saying... squirt guns will be taken also because they will be considered "copycat hate speech." Toy guns my son plays with will have to be thrown in burn piles. Now that I think of it, he likes to play "good guy, bad guy" cops and robbers a little too much!! I'm sure there must be a classification I can brand on his head. Call your congress person and say NO to H.R. 2640 which is hideously unconstitutional and un-American!!!
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called CD Highway that aired nationally on 130 TV stations. She currently hosts The Roth Show.