Joe Biden’s Hatred Of Veterans

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Via Ammoland, this report.

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 White House is announcing the new plan on Tuesday, which officials say is an unprecedented focus by the federal government on reducing the risk of suicide through awareness and training campaigns and new regulations to increase the availability of gun storage products.

The plan calls for federal agencies, including the Defense Department, Homeland Security, the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and the Department of Transportation’s emergency medical services office to create public awareness campaigns to encourage safer storage of guns and training for counselors, crisis responders and others.

The effort also includes the Justice Department finalizing a rule that was first proposed in 2016 and would require stores that sell firearms to also offer secure gun storage and safety devices, the White House said.

John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, commended the administration’s efforts on gun storage, saying they were “blazing a new path” to keep guns away from people who could be a danger to themselves.

In 2019, firearms were the most common method used in suicide deaths in the United States, accounting for nearly 24,000 deaths, or a little over half of all suicide deaths, according to federal health statistics. Experts say many people who take their lives using guns typically have quick access to firearms and have tended to be gun owners or their family members.

As part of the plan, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will distribute a guide for firearms dealers that spells out both safety steps that are required under the law and additional steps the federal government recommends. The guide will also detail the Justice Department’s focus on prosecuting gun crimes and violations of federal firearms laws.

The administration said ATF would also “seek to revoke the licenses of dealers the first time that they violate federal law,” with limited exceptions for “extraordinary circumstances.” Those violations would include selling guns to someone who can’t legally own them, failing to run a background check, falsifying federal records or refusing to cooperate in required ATF inspections.

The federal government will also create maps to help people find places to safely store guns outside of their homes, officials said. Officials will also expand efforts within the Department of Veterans Affairs focused on suicide prevention and safety planning, along with training for family members of people who could be at higher risk for suicide, administration officials said.

The Department of Defense’s annual calendar year suicide report released in September showed that 580 military personnel, including 384 active duty service members, died by suicide in 2020. The suicide rate among active duty service members has statistically increased since 2015, the report said. There’s been no statistical change for reservists and National Guard members during the same timeframe, according to the report.

What’s not mentioned in this article is how pressure will be brought to bear on the VA to ensure that veterans don’t have access to firearms.  If a veteran has been diagnosed with PTSD, he is already presumably on the NICS list as a prohibited individual.

This just makes things harder for the veteran.  A firearm for self defense is useless for self defense when it’s not within reach.  Besides, if Biden cared about the physical and mental health of veterans, he wouldn’t be pushing a vaccine mandate on the defense department.  None of this has anything to do with care for the veteran.  It’s about disarmament.

To be sure, suicide is awful, but suicide doesn’t obviate the right and duty of self defense among those who are not predispositioned to this awful thing.


Comments

  1. On November 30, 2021 at 3:42 am, Show Me said:

    And, of course, none of this does anything to address the root causes. And it’s all B.S.; they could not care less about their lives.

  2. On November 30, 2021 at 11:51 am, Bradlley A Graham said:

    It’s not about compassion, it’s about control. It’s not about safety, it’s about submission.

    Please Sir, I want some more.

  3. On November 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm, Kick Ass said:

    Small-minded, inept little shadow of a man who knows he doesn’t belong in the company of better men, which is just about everyone, so he resents them.
    Just like the rest of the baboon troop.
    It’s not hard to figure out.
    But how are we going to regain our freedoms?
    Not while they’re alive, my friends.
    Pick your target(s).

  4. On November 30, 2021 at 1:31 pm, billrla said:

    The controllers simply cannot feel important without telling other people what to think, how to behave, and now, how to find a safe place to store a gun.

    And, of course, most of these people have no experience whatsoever with firearms, other than seeing guns on TV.

  5. On December 1, 2021 at 4:35 am, Unknownsailor said:

    3D printer goes brrrrrr.

    It is far too late to restrict access to firearms, they can be made at home, without having to order any parts at all. FGC-9 plans are available for download to anyone who wants them, with a little searching.

    To put it simply, I don’t give a shit what the diaper in chief does.

  6. On December 1, 2021 at 8:42 am, Wes said:

    The administration is still going by (but with updated current event cites) the hallmark blockbuster national best-seller of the threat assessment done during the Janet Napolitano regime.
    Veterans presumed to know how to handle themselves as well as firearms are in the top-tier of domestic threats, still listed, that scare the bejeesus out of the regime. That threat assessment and its updated siblings is the template that is driven down to all Fed agencies, including DoD.

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