Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Senator Feinstein effectively “blames Bush” for the creation of PTSD, asserts all combat vets are insane.

Written By: Bob - Mar• 07•13
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein sweeps a room full of her supporters with a magazine in, safety off, chamber closed, and finger on the trigger of an AK-47.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein sweeps a room full of her supporters with a magazine in, safety off, chamber closed, and finger on the trigger of an AK-47.

I know Robert Farrago’s crew at TTAG hasn’t ingratiated themselves to many, but they’re worth reading every once in a while because they find little nuggets like this:

Readers watching the proceedings online tell TTAG that a proposed amendment would allow veterans to keep buying their “assault weapons” just like retired cops. Senator Feinstein opposed the amendment on the basis that veterans have PTSD and can’t be trusted with guns. Here’s her exact words:

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 TRANSFER OF A FIREARM COVERED BY THIS BILL WOULD VERIFY THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WAS A MEMBER OR VETERAN AND THERE WAS NO IMPAIRMENT OF THAT INDIVIDUAL WITH RESPECT TO HAVING A WEAPON LIKE THIS.

I didn’t know that PTSD was created during the Iraq War, or that all combat vets should be considered violently insane.

Then again, I’m not a sociopath, socialist, or senator, so we’re coming at reality from two different directions.

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18 Comments

  1. Sharon Bone says:

    BUSH did not create PTSD. PTSD had been around for a long time. You go to war to defend your country and watch your battle buddies being blown to bits and lets see how well you handle things. Then When you’ve been home for a while and are to get yourself together we are going to start taking away your rights and see how you like it. Stop blaming people, stop trying to ban our guns you Marxist POS.

    • Rob Crawford says:

      “PTSD” has been around as long as war has. Feinstein needs to be retired, or institutionalized.

  2. rumcrook says:

    Diane Feinstein is the very definition of villain, wicked, traitor, ungrateful, loathsome, and many other words not shown on this list and in no particular order, and rat…

  3. JTwig says:

    Wow, just WOW! To say that PTSD did not exist until the invasion of Iraq shows her utter ignorance. While the term PTSD might only be a few decades old, the actual condition has been known since the ancient Greeks (if not older).
    What is really scary is the fact that she most likely thinks she is really well informed on this subject, in addition to guns, and thus qualified to create laws and tell others how to live.

  4. Jaynie59 says:

    The Wounded Warrior commercials play on Fox News constantly and they help propagate the narrative of the vet as damaged goods. I think they’re awful. They show vets who are brain damaged or talk about how they wanted to commit suicide. I can’t watch them. I’ve read many inspiring stories about veterans overcoming their injuries but those commercial just induce pity.

    • Frank T says:

      That is what they are meant to do to get money. The WW Project gives the smallest amount of money to the Vets and pay the managements relatives for doing little. They have also banned gun and religious sponsors from the organization. Give your money elsewhere!

      Feinestien is an idiot a zealot against all guns and very ill informed!

  5. Publius says:

    She and all other gun-grabbers, with the willing help of their co-conspirators in the media, will say or do anything that advances their program: the complete disarmament of Americans.

    (Well, not totally complete. Feinstein will keep her personal arms, of course.)

    Statements like this are all battlespace preparation.

  6. 1911A1 says:

    From about the Civil War through Korea, it was called Shell Shock. Somewhere around Viet Nam they started calling Combat Fatigue. I guess PTSD got popular in the 80′s or 90′s. Same problem, different name. Fienstien is a senile old commie retard by any name you choose.

    Cancer used to be called Consumption and a half-dozen other things. It’s not new either, Senator.

    • Hrm says:

      Actually consumption is Tuberculosis because it is a respiratory disease. Doc Holliday did not have cancer, he had tuberculosis.

  7. D-lo says:

    Told ya, diarm the vets through legislation now will make it easier to confiscate all weapons later

  8. Buttercup says:

    PTSD is not a condition you get from war. It’s post-traumatic stress. You can get it from being raped, surviving a natural disaster, watching your child die, ANYTHING that involves a high amount of traumatic stress can give you PTSD. Feinstein is an idiot.

  9. Publius says:

    @Buttercup (and others) —

    But disarming all veterans first is critical to disarming the rest of us, for reasons that are pretty obvious.

  10. Mudlark says:

    Commissar Feinstein doesn’t want veterans to be armed. They are the obvious core for a resistance to form around. The bitter clingers must be disarmed and all made to kneel before the People’s Party.

  11. rumcrook says:

    Today she said its legal to hunt people with a thirty round mag in your rifle and her law aims to restrict hunting people to ten round mags. Yes she said it.ugh

  12. A says:

    That women with the red scarf is Colorado Rep Dianne Degette and she is running point in Colorado on Denver County Gun laws.

  13. rumcrook says:

    I forgot to mention this ten round limit for people legally hunting people is royal d ‘s magnanimous offer of self preservation for us little people. You see if the crazed maniac was thoughtful enough to follow the ten round mag only law she invisions this as her thoughtful caring, because only liberals could be this caring, way for us little people to have a crack at staying alive when we use that mag change moment to run terror stricken at the gunmen Hopi g against all odds we might OVER power him and live another day.

    Of course those are not the awesomely thoughtful caring rules she lives under or intends to live under dont ya know, she has a pistol permit, and if she isn’t armed she has armed protection ready to start firing back the moment someone starts shooting. shootinGs won’t have to wait for 10 round mag changes to possibly have an equal fight for life

    But you know we’re all equal, just some of the pigs are more equal

  14. rumcrook says:

    So there you have it, dont do away with gun free zones otherwise known as a target rich environment filled with helpless people for evil lunatics and give those people the same chance she reserve’s for herself with a pistol permit and armed security, no that’s mean and thoughtless and upsetting to logic impaired leftist gun haters everywhere. Instead just like potential rape victim s you peons will just have to take one for the gun control team. It’s more important that you die than be allowed to meet a gun threat with a gun

  15. Keapon Laffin says:

    Of course Bush created PTSD. Just like he created AIDS and SARS. He’s also allied with the lizard people who are trying to read my mind with the neighbor’s microwave.

    All this is OBVIOUS to anyone who’s been paying ATTENTION!