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11:54 AM on 05/16/2012
We need to restrict our servicemen and women's access to all firearms, not only privately owned ones, then we can truely reduce military deaths.
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bayonet division
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01:12 PM on 05/16/2012
Perhaps we should reduce the government's access to all servicemen; that would save quite a lot of lives.
01:26 PM on 05/16/2012
nah, that won't work, cause it's always the gun.
04:42 PM on 05/16/2012
Won't fit the Brady model because it doesn't restrict people's rights.
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aldo
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02:55 PM on 05/16/2012
Tell the truth - Don't restrict.
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Jerry Bourbon
11:48 AM on 05/16/2012
Anyone who believes that Obama's VA is "telling the truth" about why we should disarm law abiding veterans probably believes that Obama's "Justice" Department is telling the truth about Operaton Fast and Furious.
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11:55 AM on 05/16/2012
The Veterans Health Administration launched a public awareness campaign about gun access by dementia patients after an 83-year-old veteran pulled a pistol from his pocket in August 2000 and shot a doctor in a V.A. hospital emergency room in Salisbury, N.C. The agency later found that 40 percent of veterans with mild to moderate dementia had a gun in their homes.
The year was 2000. That would have been Bush's VA. Facts are stubburn things.
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rksnj67
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12:19 PM on 05/16/2012
Fact=GOP 4 letter bad word
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12:27 PM on 05/16/2012
How many or what percentage of these persons has committed a firearms related crime?
Present Federal Law contains a provision and procedure to disable firearms rights for those who cannot responsibly own them. Is there a problem in acting these provisions?
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12:04 PM on 05/16/2012
I guess those are the same Veterans that Janet Napolitanto put on the terroist watch list. Nice thanks for serving our country!
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Rimser
11:48 AM on 05/16/2012
Sounds like common sense. No wonder the NRA is against it.
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hagagaga
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11:42 AM on 05/16/2012
Henigan, you can't seriously be saying that former servicemembers are less trustworthy with firearms than people with no training whatsoever.
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ythri
01:42 PM on 05/16/2012
If you actually read the article rather than just jerking your knee, you'd understand that he is talking about people with dementia and other mental illnesses. The guidelines just happen to be from the medical organization that caters to veterans, but the guidelines are applicable to all people with those conditions.
04:44 PM on 05/16/2012
What Henigan isn't telling you is that the legislation he proposed on this matter specifically included PTSD victims along with senility/dementia sufferers.

So yes, it is about the servicemembers and not about mental illness. PTSD is an injury, not a disease.
JacksonJones
Absit iniuria verbis!
02:01 PM on 05/16/2012
You can't seriously be saying that you read the article.
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David Carson
06:10 PM on 05/16/2012
Hennigan is a proven civilian disarmament advocate
11:42 AM on 05/16/2012
I absolutely agree guns should be not be kept in the residence of a dementia or bipolar patient.
This is a good common sense. It is also the law in many states.
Unfortunately, the pamphlet entitled Firearms& Dementia discusses the need to eliminate gun ownership and possession from many other classes of citizens who are NOT suffering from dementia such as those "coping with painful life events" and "loneliness"
This is inappropriate.
JacksonJones
Absit iniuria verbis!
02:03 PM on 05/16/2012
"Unfortunately, the pamphlet entitled Firearms& Dementia discusses the need to eliminate gun ownership and possession from many other classes of citizens who are NOT suffering from dementia"

It doesn't discuss "the need to eliminate" any such thing. It does note that having guns in the house makes it quite a bit more likely that such people will do harm to themselves others if they have a gun, and notes that the safest course of action to avoid such things would be for such homes not to have guns. It is advice to people. Not a campaign to have the gov't come around and collect their guns.
04:48 PM on 05/16/2012
There is zero correlation with reduced firearms ownership and reduced suicides, only reduced suicides by gun. Everyone else without guns jumps off a bridge or ODs.

Yes, it is exactly a campaign to have people's guns taken away, on government advice. Those guns go to family members otherwise, and a great many firearms are heirlooms. Don't think for one instant the Bradys care about old people, else they wouldn't be advocating they be disarmed. It's about reducing the number of guns by any means, by any argument.