Biden Using Veteran Suicides As Sick Pretext to Target Gun Dealers

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- An estimated 21 veterans kill themselves every day. One would be too many. Twenty-one is cataclysmic.

It is difficult to understand why so many develop thoughts of self-harm, but military life does take a tremendous toll. More than 500,000 veterans have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more than 380,000 have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Other unseen wounds abound. I pray regularly that someone will find a solution to stop this daily horror.

As difficult as it is to accept this loss, it is far more difficult to believe anyone would use these deaths to help sell their political agenda, but that is exactly what Joe Biden is doing.

The Biden-Harris administration is using veteran suicides to garner public support for their war on gun dealers, whom they blame for skyrocketing violent crime rates in cities historically controlled by Democrats.

“The Biden administration is rolling out a new initiative aimed at reducing suicides by gun and combating the significant increases in suicides by members of the military and veterans,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday. As part of the plan, Biden will order the ATF to “seek to revoke the licenses of dealers the first time that they violate federal law.”

This is nothing new. Biden first announced he was targeting gun dealers in June. The only difference is now he’s doing it for the veterans.

That’s sick – even for Biden – using the deaths of heroes to sell his gun control plan.

The other team doesn’t care. They love the plan. John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, told the AP the administration was “blazing a new path to keep guns away from people who could be a danger to themselves.”

To be clear, gun dealers – even the rogue ones – do not contribute to veteran suicides. The Veterans Administration contributes to veteran suicides. If a veteran decides they need help, they’ll spend months fighting to get the VA to accept that their illness is service-related and that they qualify for care. Democrats want to give away universal healthcare. In my humble opinion, it should go to the people who have earned it. All veterans should have access to immediate care.

What troubles me most is that Biden so cavalierly stereotyped us, again.

The vast majority of veterans are well adjusted and more law-abiding than the rest of the public. We lead superior lives after separating from the military, and we will continue to do so, despite the blood-dancing by an ungrateful commander-in-chief.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Vern

I could never understand the idea of surviving the war only to come home and blow yourself away. When I got home from Nam in “68” I was still in one piece, had some new scars but healthy. I felt bad for the guys who came back in a world of pain because of their wounds, and the friends we all lost, and at the time the VA was taking care of them. The Johnson administration tied our hands behind our backs a few times while I was over there and caused more casualties. Everytime he said; “mah fellow Americans,”… Read more »

Tank

Yawn. song remains the same.

A natural law & a inalienable immutable right of self defense per original founding fathers BOR document 2nd A.

UN Masonic Zionist agenda Over & over. A Colt Revolver with it’s Barrel tied in a Knot at the Rockefeller donated UN land monument.

Opinion is the medium between knowledge & ignorance.
Plato

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gregs

if the leftists were concerned about the mental health of veterans they would make sure that any and all vets that needed mental health wouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get it. the va is another government bureau that wastes millions of dollars every year that could go to helping those vets that need help. they need to cut down on the administrative cesspool and put that money to hiring psychologists and pyschiatrists.
i am a vet and see how wasteful the va is everytime i go there, which thankfully is very seldom.

nrringlee

By any means necessary. The Progressive will take any class and convert it in to a victim class in order to advance their ideological agenda. In 1977 they tried to convert us Vietnam combat veterans in to a victim class in order to ‘organize’ us for their purposes. Failed. This too shall fail. Semper Fidelis

Arny

Biden policies will lead to more suicides by ALL. Not just veterans. So I see FJB as the problem. How far has your dollar been going since he took office ? Finances are usually the number one killer in some way or another. Brandon Lescoe

JPM

Biden and his puppet masters have no shame and this latest move is indicative of just how EVIL these so-called “people” are and is beneath contempt.

hippybiker

Joe “Slippers” Biden once again dismisses all speculation that he is a worthless pile of Monkey Crap!
thousands and thousands of good, honorable Veterans are spinning in their graves!

Wild Bill

Now, it comes out that Joe Biden shared a checking account with Hunter Biden, who was being showered with gifts and money from the CCP. Saw that info on Maria Bartaromo, this morning.

Montana454Casull

Ilegitiment clown show Joe Biden has disqualified himself as an authority on guns with his shotgun advice from his porch . Our veterans deserve the help they earned not Joe attacking thier rights . 48 years in politics and the idiot has failed everyone every step of the way . We need real leadership in the oval office not the ilegitiment clownshow Joe Biden !

Knute Knute

“The Biden administration is rolling out a new initiative aimed at reducing suicides by gun”…
Yeah, and to increase the amount of suicides by automobile, overdosing, and jumping off of buildings. They only care about guns. They WANT vets to kill themselves… just by other means. Pretty sick in the head, aren’t they?

Tionico

Yup. Compare Canada’s suicide stats with outs. Same percentage of folks want to check out. Far fewer use firearms up north. WHY? Simple.. because they have allowed their gummit to restrict ownership of that item to the point they are not readily availble for any use. So the folks North of Forty nine simply turn to other means. Here the handgun is readily available so it gets used far more often. But totak numbers of such losses are near identical, percentage wise. One more time Dopey Joe sqawks for his string-pullers. Let’s see.. we’ve been using the soapbox now for… Read more »

Henry Bowman

Well, jury box is a no-go, since the tyrants have seen to it to deny us our redress. Yeah, one box left.

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linkman

Biden is going to have a fight on his hands with this one because the law says they can revoke the FFL only for “willful” violations of the law. Missing that a customer didn’t check one box on one 4473 does not meet that standard.

Patriot Solutions

English language does in fact still matter like where it says in the controlled substances act that the act does not apply to state legalized cannabis making state legalized cannabis not prohibited under federal law.

Wild Bill

Maybe or maybe not, but if the government wants you to use it then something is up and one may have their neck in a noose.

Henry Bowman

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, er, FFL. In the 90’s Bill Clinton’s BATF made it all but impossible for FFL’s to continue as such without a physical storefront from which to operate. So one way or another, they’ll squeeze little FFL’s out of business until the only ones left are the massive outfits that take 5-6 hours to drive to.

swmft

we need to add a line to form 4473 are you a registered democrat automatic disqualification

Tionico

an infinitely more important change would be to eliminate the pate that has all the information on WHAT I ambuying. The whole charade is to see if I can legally BUY anything.They are ALL in the same class of item…”firearmm”. The check is all about ME. WHAT I am buying is immaterial for that purpose. Remove that entire page from the 4473.

Henry Bowman

More important, outlaw voting by commiecrats. Put them on a permanent do-not-vote list. Outlaw the Commiecrat Party, begin bombing in 5 minutes. (Ok that last one is just for LOLs)

Henry Bowman

Glad this article covers the subject of veteran disarmament.
NRA pushed a bill back in 2007 that they characterized as pro-gun, but in fact was a veteran disarmament bill. RINOs in Congress voted for it, as did Demorats. Some Republicans saw what I did, the antigun sections tucked away in the middle of it. That was the year I resigned my NRA life membership and became a GOA lifer.

Dan

Good article, brings attention to the deceitful leftist Biden admin as well as our Veterans needs.

AZ Lefty

From YOUR Article “Biden will order the ATF to “seek to revoke the licenses of dealers the first time that they violate federal law.”

Finnky

Your point? perhaps you think minor technical errors surrounding complex, yet meaningless, laws should result in closing businesses. Considering i’ve Heard stories from FFL’s how they’ve been written up for doing something one way and been told to do it another – then next ATF inspector writes them up for doing it the way first inspector insisted it has to be done & told they have to return to original process. under a Biden he’d have lost his license for both “violations” despite never doing anything that reduces public safety or even reduces federal firearm ownership records. An example off… Read more »

uncle dudley

There is a TV commercial that has been running for the past several weeks showing a man who is contemplating suicide, only to end talking about locking up the handgun and showing a padlock with the gun.
Doesn’t say who is behind the ad but shows a VA emblem in the corner.
Like the lock will stop someone who is determined to end it.
Give the vets the help they ask for, they earned it.

2A Gun Guy

Good Article Lee, too bad the Government doesn’t do more for them instead of doing more stupid things that don’t help them.