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The Not So Feinstein

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Updated: March 11, 2013
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By RU Contributor Mad Medic @WarMed_117 on Twitter

Senator Diane Feinstein is not exactly the most loved Senator when it comes to the military. Generally when she is not accusing the military of being sexist, or warmongers, she is suggesting that it’s an unnecessary expense. Lately she’s been trying to pass through an assault weapons ban—one that has zero chance of passing—but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to suggest that all people that hold “assault weapons” are ready-made psychopaths. In truth, every press conference that she’s held has only managed to highlight just how much she doesn’t know about guns, and also highlight a certain hypocrisy (she’s all for a concealed carry ban except for VIPs like herself).

While that sadly has been what we’ve come to expect from senators, her latest statement leaves the realm of regular Senatorial Douchebaggery and enters a whole new level that makes me wish I’d been born and raised in a different state. While debating an amendment to the Assault Weapons Ban put forward by Senator John Coryn that would exempt former service members, as he felt that veterans are the most well trained to carry these guns, senator Feinstein responded with:

“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.”

So PTSD is a new thing. That’s great; I’ll wake up Audie Murphy and tell him that it wasn’t PTSD that made him feel suicidal and got him addicted to sleeping pills. I’m sure every veteran of Vietnam will be happy to hear that too. Awesome possum. If I ignored the fact that she is woefully ignorant of what PTSD actually is, or that she’s apparently been watching too many bad movies about psychopathic veterans ready to snap at the slightest provocation, there is a suggestion in her statement that anyone suffering from PTSD is supposed to be identifiable. Does that mean that because I saw a lot of terrible things in Iraq, I am now untrustworthy? Does that mean that my medical records are now fodder for anyone and everyone to paw through?

As if to compound that statement she goes on to say: “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.”

For six years I was trusted to carry the same kind of weapon we’re talking about. Two combat deployments totaling 1 year 8 months in some truly hellish places; and now that I’m here in America, I’m not to be trusted. The only thing that has changed is that I’ve taken off the uniform, and yet somehow my trustworthiness is now subject for questions. I’m not a hero, I’m not even that special, but I’d like to think that I have proved myself to be loyal and trustworthy.

feinstein2The Senator from the Golden State clearly has no idea how insane her comments are. There are literally millions of Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Desert Storm (part 1 AND 2), and Afghanistan veterans who own firearms, and have never used them to commit any crimes. In recent years literally hundreds of thousands of veterans have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Keep in mind that many of those veterans didn’t get a choice as to what area of conflict they were sent to.

I have to wonder what she thinks we all do with our time. Of all the mass shootings that have happened in the past few years only one was committed by a veteran, and he was a world class ass-hat and a skin head that was booted long ago and never went to war. Indeed, looking at statistics veterans are actually far less likely to commit crimes than our civilian counterparts. The senator seems to think that this is like Rabies, and at any second we’ll all turn into a snarling frothing at the mouth dog trying to bite and kill everything in sight.

So what next? Are we to be flagged by the VA or the DoD? You think it’s hard to get troops to seek help now, just wait till we’re seen as a potential security risk. We’re fighting hard against the stigma of going to mental health, and the senator has raised the possibility that it will be next to impossible to fight that stigma. When someone NEEDS help they should be encouraged to get it. When they don’t, some—far too many—will do anything they can to stop the pain. So if the senator feels we are a threat and pushes the VA and DOD to classify anyone that has PTSD as a threat how many MORE suicides might we see?

Clearly the senator has been unaware of just how douchetastic she has been. That’s ok. Since this is a Republic, and We the People are really the ones in charge (or at least we ought to be), I have a perfect solution. Please call her office at (202) 224-3841 and let her know just how douchy this statement is. Because clearly people are not letting her know that she has insulted roughly 8% of the US population, I suggest you make a statement. Send her a letter. Write your own senator and demand they say something on the matter.

Senator Feinstein has either OD’d on Vitamin Douche or she is just a world class ass-hat, and I’m not sure which. Even leaving aside how anyone feels about guns, her treatment of service members and veterans is an embarrassment. Someone that uses soldiers as props come election time, then goes about doing everything she can to stab them in the back the rest of the time does not deserve high office. I would hope that the people of the great state of California would realize their error and elect someone else when she comes up for re-election, but frankly seeing as California is doing everything it can do out-douche the rest of the country I don’t see that happening.

Senator, If I did my job half as bad as you do yours I would be dead right now. My comrades and my country trusted me to use my weapon to defend them. My ability to do my duty and to act with all rationality when discharging my weapon was never effected by seeing my friends die. War is terrible, and I have to live with that, but I am pretty sure that I am far better equipped to handle any firearm than you. I am not some rabid dog that you must put down. I have committed no crime worthy of the suspicion you obviously hold towards me. I am a citizen of the United States of America and I have more than earned the right to be treated with respect by my elected officials.

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  1. NinjasLeadTheWay

    March 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    The whole Christopher Dorner thing didn’t help things. Even though he never deployed and was not a Combat Veteran. His actions alone as a Former Navy guy and LAPD Officer made things even worse for us in this fucked up state.

  2. Sean M

    March 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Apparently she’s also unaware that people other than Vets can experience PTSD, such as rape victims, and victims of violent crimes, car accidents, and so forth. This woman is old, senile, and needs to be put in a home.

  3. Jenn

    March 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Well said. I really wish people would research just what their representatives are saying before they vote for them.

  4. Grant Allender

    March 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    It saddens me that you failed to even mention in your article that you are comfortable with the military alone bearing the burden of PTSD, as if Combat is the only type of traumatic stress one could attain in life. What about people like the teenagers and teachers in Columbine? Or the children and Teachers at Sandy Hook? What about rape victims? What about people who have watched their children die in car crashes as victims of drunk drivers? Are those not traumatic incidents? While I agree with your disgust of such a vile woman, as an Infantryman with about 32 months of time deployed, I am saddened by the fact that you, as well as hundreds ,even perhaps thousands of people fail to see that this is not a military related disorder. I feel as though I am being forced to shoulder a burden that I don’t even suffer from….

    • Chris R

      March 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Grant,

      I don’t understand your outrage. The whole topic focused around Senator Feinstein’s very specific (and erroneous) linking of PTSD to veterans of the recent conflicts. So what if your special interest group didn’t get mentioned as being linked to possibly developing PTSD? It does nothing to benefit anyone when you disparage an article because YOU wanted it to speak about a subject and it did not. Congratulations on making yourself sound selfish.

      If you would simply mention that others can suffer from PTSD, you would not come off as sounding selfish. Please note Sean M’s comment.

      • Sandi

        March 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

        Outrage? Selfish? Geesh.

    • D Studebaker

      March 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      She shows the worst of our goverment….Term limits to get rid of these ass hats

  5. Chris

    March 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Well Said ….

  6. steeler6797

    March 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you for this article. I have sent my remarks to Feinstein

  7. Matthew

    March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Please get Feinstein451 trending on twitter. She’ll be taking our Internet, phones, and books next.

  8. D. Taylor

    March 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    The instant this douche-tastic “person” uttered the ridiculous PTSD statement cited above as being relatively new phenomena , my instant reaction was literally; “…WHAT?! This **** never heard of SHELL SHOCK?!” Her ignorance and blatantly disregard for common sense/knowledge is truly Olympic level stupidity. Every time she opens her mouth, I’m literally stunned by the words falling out of her face.

  9. Patti

    March 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Well said. As the niece of a Vietnam vet (Ranger), who suffered for most of his life with PTSD, I find it a slap in the face for her to make this seem like a new issue, and then tie it to gun control. Even though my uncle suffered, he helped teach me to shoot as well as most his other neices & nephews and never committed a crime! She is ignorant and it saddens me to even admit she is a female, as it places a black mark againist women in power as she spouts off emotion and not facts…….

  10. Robert

    March 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Well said. Unfortunately both of my Senators and my representative agree with her and see nothing wrong with what was said.

    • jake

      March 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      You should move, thats a bunch of shit man.

  11. J.T.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    This lady looks like a nun that was given way too much power. Listen Finkle, the world’s not a perfect place where we can all just drop our weapons and expect not to get shot. Until we all can hold hands and skip down the yellow brick road, I don’t think I like the prospect of being undefended, especially at home.

  12. Fred Finklestein

    March 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    well said and thank you sir for talking for all of us veterans. thank you.

  13. Jared

    March 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    So either she’s never heard of “Soldier’s Heart”, “Shell shock”, “Battle fatigue”, “Combat Stress Reaction” or “Thousand-yard stare” or she has and she was unable to make the logical step that those would all be classified as PTSD today. Either way she’s a moron that doesn’t deserve to be making law in this country.

    Given her glaring ignorance of American veteran history, I’m sure she’s also blissfully unaware that WWII and Korea vets were able to buy their service rifle and take it home with them at the end of the war. How many massacres happened then?

  14. Rich Withee

    March 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Spot on, Rob!! Great article!

  15. Uncle Buster

    March 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Excellent article.

    This woman is a menace, nothing less.

  16. 61Mechanised

    March 13, 2013 at 3:27 am

    That “Thing” is the devils own daughter, has to be. Rob you called in your article “Insane”, this thing is insane. To make statements like that just proves it is insane and shold be in a padded cell with the keys to the door thrown away, let alone being a US Senator. In my own experience I know of no member in my unit in the South African bushwar that went loopy and commited mass murder. Many became extremely distraught about their own country being sold out to the very enemy we were fighting, yes but not mass murder thats for damn sure! This thing should be in jail or better yet facing a firing squad for her treachery and blatant acts of treason not only to current and retired members of your great military but to the people of the United States as a whole. She is an evil Socialist Marxist who, along with her “Chairman Mao Obama” wants all Americans to be subjects of the state, forced what to do and what to think. America Erwache!!!!

  17. Bill Harzia

    March 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

    “For six years I was trusted to carry the same kind of weapon we’re talking about. Two combat deployments totaling 1 year 8 months in some truly hellish places; and now that I’m here in America, I’m not to be trusted. The only thing that has changed is that I’ve taken off the uniform, and yet somehow my trustworthiness is now subject for questions. I’m not a hero, I’m not even that special, but I’d like to think that I have proved myself to be loyal and trustworthy.”

    I used that same argument with a friend the other day (he was a fence sitter on the issue of gun control). I am a retired cop, I was able to purchase the pistol I carried for thirty years. A shotgun sat in a rack in my car for all thirty years; an AR-15 sat next to it for ten. But now I’m no longer trustworthy? Do you see? They don’t even trust “their” own “troops.” (Of course, in my case maybe they’re right not to trust me. I carried a copy of the Constitution in my pocket every day I hit the street.)

    You should have seen his jaw drop.

  18. Uncle Buster

    March 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    No amount of logic, reason, or evidence to the contrary will ever change this creature’s mind…or the minds of those like her. They function on blind devotion to ideology and on emotion ONLY. I’m sure she got a nice big dose of Thoreau in college, and his description of soldiers as “no better than horses and dogs” certainly seems to have resonated with her and her ilk.

    Despite all the “Thank You for Your Service” platitudes they spout, Thoreau’s words are the REAL WAY THEY SEE US. We are not citizens, we are not as enlightened as them (after all, what rational person would embrace the profession of arms???), and we are certainly not to be trusted, and always to be suspect. We are an under-class, the untermensch.

    In their “vision” of a true utopia, we have no role, since violence is beneath truly enlightened persons. Incremental disarmament is a part of the process towards that vision.

  19. FWYSGT

    March 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve said it many times: people like this witch are playing with fire. She can’t constantly vilify the people that protect her (police, fire, military) and not expect them to turn on her. I’ve spoken to A LOT of veterans and police officers (I am retired from both the Army and a large police department) and they feel the same way about all of these douchebags that we call politicians.

  20. Uncle Buster

    March 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Did anyone else see Sen Cruz make this creature uncomfortable in the Senate Committee hearing? As usual for a Libtard she retreated into “emotion.” She had to be rescued by some of her fellow Marxist Senators. Hysterical!!!!

  21. Van

    March 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Can we send her and her friends out to visit the troops in Afghanistan? We can just leave the group at a base that we hand over. They will love the help.

  22. 61 Mechanised

    March 15, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for that link boet. Yup and the Witch still could not answer the bloody question!!!!!!

    There are many times where I wish I could call you folks my fellow Amercians, sadly born on the wrong bloody continent!!!So suffice to say My fellow comrades in peril we had a saying back in South Africa:-
    “Never tickle the Lions balls”
    You guys need to take your country back, because its yours, not the psycho lunatics like Feinstein and her minions. I’ll be more than happy to lend a hand. I havent chased commie insurgents for a while but it was really fun to see how fast them and thier Cuban buddies could run!!! Liberals are no different. They are all so shit scared that so many of you guys have “cannons”. Thats why they want to take them away from you, so they can control you and brainwash you. Thats what we have here in the UK and the rest of Europe. Brainwashed morons from pillar to post who cannot even wipe their own backsides without an instruction sheet from Big Brother/Sis Government. Trust me you dont want this level of lunacy around you!!!! Im prohibited from defending myself and my family from a murderer, rapist, peado etc. Fortunately I’m born in the Colonies so I piss on such moronic so called laws!!! America Erwache!!

  23. Sarah S.

    March 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    “PTSD is a new Thing”???? Made up! What the hell! She is the one that’s the pyschopath, especially with that inability to relate to others and those who have sacrificed so much for their country. This lady needs to the farthest away from making decisions that effect the lives of so much. This shit makes me ashamed that I have voted democratic.

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