The issue, for a time last week, threatened to become the biggest sticking point in a $631 billion defense bill for reshaping a military that is disengaging from a decade of warfare.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sought to amend the bill to stop the Veterans Affairs Department from putting the names of veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their finances into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which prohibits them from buying or owning firearms.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., objected, saying the measure would make it easier for veterans with mental illness to own a gun, endangering themselves and others.
Moral to the story, free stuff has a price and don’t trust the G….
Look I remember my return from Afghanistan and Iraq. The people pushing PTSD line was amazing. If you said you had no bad dreams, slept well at night, didn’t agonize over your rotation, well you were just in denial. Besides, you’d miss out on all the free benefits. The Government would help you with everything. Maybe even a 100% medical discharge and disability. Dude, that’s the jackpot. Good pay forever without lifting your finger again.
Of course it doesn’t always work out that way and remember, when someone offers you something for nothing, there is a reason.
Nothing is free.
The fact is, I can see the argument with Mental incompetents and owning a firearm. Hey if you can’t work, can’t handle your finances should you really have a loaded weapon? How do you respond to that? We’ll see how this turns out.