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Originally posted by beezzer
People (civillian or vet) who have serious mental disorders should not own a firearm.
Blind people should not drive.
I don't think anyone is encouraging people with serious mental conditions to own a gun.
But when the government states that vets who are mentally incompetent to handle money are a threat, well that just opens the door to abuses, interpretations, misinterpretations.
TBI's (traumatic brain injuries) are a sad and fairly common occurance in the military.
It is estimated that 212,000 vets have tbi's. ( source )
These can range from mild (simple headaches) to serious symptoms. If this ammendment to the bill passes, and vets can be discriminated against simply because of an injury then chances are, they won't seek treatment, thus not getting on any "government" list.
And before any draconian measures can be made to bar vets from firearm ownership, I'd like the government to provide statistics that illustrate the dangers of vets with firearms versus people on welfare with firearms. Or leagal versus illegal firearm abuses.
Because I see this as nothing more than the government stripping more rights from the very people who would be in the best position to fight enemies (foreign and domestic) to America.
If you are diagnosed with paranoid delusions brought about by anything, don't own a handgun.
If you can't balance you checkbook (and you're not a member of congress) you should still be free to own a firearm.
Originally posted by six67seven
Can't own a handgun but can own a shotgun -- or am I nitpicking??
I'm probably nitpicking