Feinstein Says PTSD Veterans Who Fought For The Second Amendment Shouldn't Have Guns


On Thursday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held a full committee meeting to vote on a bipartisan measure that is claimed to curb illegal gun trafficking and purchasing, but is more akin to "thought legislation" for those purchasing firearms. During that meeting, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) advocated for the removal of veteran's rights to keep and bear arms by stating, "find a way that veterans who are incapacitated for one reason or another mentally don’t have access to this kind of weapon." Pick up her statement around the 42:20 mark.

She then completely lied about the ability of a "bump stock," which she called a "slide stock," claiming that it altered an AR-15 to go from semi-automatic to fully automatic. It does no such thing. The trigger is reset every time the stock "bumps." In fact, you can get the same effect with any semi-automatic firearms by using your thumb and your belt loop. Does the Senator from California want to ban belt loops?

She claims that she is concerned because calls her come into her office as if more gun control is "some wild eyed scheme."

"It is not," she affirmed, though we all know that is exactly what it is.

She appealed not to the Constitution, that document she swore to support and defend, but instead appealed polling data, to emotion and the "majority" of people she claims to have on her side, even from religious groups for more gun control legislation.

If a majority of people favor the legislation, then do what the Constitution demands and start trying to amend it Mrs. Feinstein. Stop undermining it! Federal gun laws are unconstitutional. I don't care how many people favor it.

But she referenced clear targets of the gun legislation and that is our veterans.

In context Senator Feinstein said:

"…this adds an exemption of retired military. As I understand our bill, no issue has arose in this regard during the 10 years the expired ban was effect… and what we did in the other bill was exempt possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States… that included active military. The problem with expanding this is that you know with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this. So you know I would be happy to sit down with you again and see if we could work something out but I think we have to — if you’re going to do this, find a way that veterans who are incapacitated for one reason or another mentally don’t have access to this kind of weapon."

If there is anyone who deserves to be able to keep and bear their arms are those who have honorably served our country and upheld their oath to the Constitution, unlike the current Senator from California. Yet they are being attacked. They are already attacked in New York under Governor Cuomo's treasonous SAFE Act, which is being protested and amendments are being put forward to repeal the controversial gun law. Even New Yorkers are are taking aim at SAFE Act, seeking to nullify it via each county.

The bottom line is if veterans are so dangerous to our society, why are they being allowed back into it? The fact is our veterans are not dangerous. There is no doubt that war is a terrible thing and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary, but here are men who have gone into combat and do have both physical and psychological scars. However, if I recall correctly Ms. Feinstein said that she witnessed a shooting, which led to her obtaining a firearm and concealed carry permit. Could we ascertain that she was somehow traumatized and is not fit to carry a firearm? I'm sure many in this audience would just be happy with her out of office, but I don't think that is the criteria for taking a Constitutionally protected right away.

Veterans deserve a lot more respect than what is portrayed from this treasonous woman and I'm hopeful that we, as Americans, will come to our veterans' aid if the Federal government attempts to disarm them. After all they put their lives on the line to maintain the law of the land that is to protect our freedoms to keep and bear arms.

Kurt Nimmo adds:

Thankfully, Feinstein’s bill will most certainly be dead on arrival and – for now – the American people (with the exception of Americans unfortunate enough to live in New York state) will have their Second Amendment rights spared.

Feinstein’s remark, however, reveals a deep-seated mistrust and contempt for America’s veterans. It also reveals the fear by government of the revolutionary potential of veterans, a fear dutifully expressed by the Department of Homeland Security when it said returning veterans are “right wing extremists” who may challenge the government.

Incidentally, Feinstein is way off the mark. Although PTSD is a relatively new definition, soldiers returning from combat have experienced anxiety disorders since time immemorial. It is nothing new. She is merely exploiting a modern psychology term in order to add substance to her argument that veterans are insane and as such must have their Second Amendment rights nullified.

By the way, if this legislation is about gun trafficking, why has no one brought up the issue of the Obama administration's willful and knowledgeable trafficking of weapons over the Mexican border? Seems like that should be where the focus of this leads to, not the infringing of the rights of Americans, especially our veterans.

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  • Jon Weiss

    I am a retired veteran with 22 years service, I am also an avid student of military history.

    PTSD did not start with the GWOT, nor did it start in Vietnam, Korea, WW2 or WW1, nor any of the wars since the U.S. was formed.

    PTSD is as old as war itself, only the name has changed. It was formerly known as "Soldiers Heart", "Battle Fatigue", Shell Shock" and a dozen others. But it is only now that liberals have a political agenda that it becomes a tool for Dianne Feinstein to use to try to eliminate another group from eligibility to own a firearm.

    So, where has Feinstein been all these years. She has been in public office since 1992, but only now that the gun debate has heated up and she sees it as new tool in her arsenal does she bring up the point of metal disturbance of veterans. I guess for the first 20 years of political career she simply ignored veterans health needs since veterans were not useful to her political agenda. Feinstein has proven by her actions that she does not care about veterans, she only cares insomuch as how they can be used to further her personal agenda.

    Every veteran who has come back re inserted themselves into civilian life has been defamed by Feinstein's assertions and should consider filing a lawsuit against the Senator for defamation of character, slander, and liable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Uzi-Kattan/1209362869 Uzi Kattan

    Adolph Hitler would be proud of his daughter Dianne FeinSwine who wants to disarm veterans who gave so much for their country which she parasitically takes from. She knows that veterans will protect citizens from a government which wants to send drones against US citizens on US soil and is arming against them. She is corrupt and dishonest and wants to turn this country into a police state and make it a bigger mess than California where she lives. What contempt for the people she is supposed to represent. She won't give up her own concealed weapon because she feels superior to us and treats us like the unwashed masses. Someone needs to tell that pig that we are not in Europe and Americans won't tolerate this.

  • joshuasweet

    "veterans who are incapacitated for one reason or another mentally don’t have access to this kind of weapon.”
    and they will be the ones making the definitions as to what is "incapacitated" to further restrict the rights of citizens that have served the Nation. What is it that they fear so from veterans?

  • 2egypt

    So Diane, they're okay to cover your ass in wars but not okay to have a gun? You are losing it girl, you need to retire to your rocking chair now.

  • jcgreen2

    As a 7 year Navy Veteran and retired Airline Pilot who wore a sidearm in the cockpit as a Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO), I resent the hell out of her inference that somehow I am less qualified to carry a gun in society! I swore an oath to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign or domestic. I look at Feinslime as a domestic enemy to the Constitution. And fight her I will to prevent her from taking away our God-given, fundamental, natural, unalienable right to keep and bear arms. She has no clue and must be voted out of office as soon as possible! Before she completely destroys our republic! She is BAD NEWS for America!

  • aurora9

    This ugly old bitty needs to serve ten years in the military. Let her hang her derriere on the front lines and face reality. I'm a strong believer in only voting for Congressmen who have served in the military because they know what they are facing and how our laws will effect all of us. I make one exception to this: John McCain. I thank him for his past service but it's time for him to retire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.joseph.35 Peggy Joseph

    that beotch can go f herself and it's obvious she needs a little

  • jd1958

    It is the systematic disarmement of those who can actually prevent this tyranical government from forefilling its utopian dream of disarming the public and dispatching all patriots, pro-2nd amendment, pro-life people. Dispatch same as the Jews in Nazi Germany.

  • jd1958

    She should turn in HER GUN. The Hypocritical Rhymes with ditch begins with "B".