LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 — Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein is continuing her crusade to export another failed California idea. And it is time to play one of my favorite games, “Where is the Absurd?”
Feinstein wants to subvert the Second Amendment so that law enforcement personnel will have more access to guns than private citizens. Given how successful this has worked in peaceful havens such as North Korea and Chicago, the pushback is understandable.
But more absurd than removing guns from citizens is that Feinstein wants them removed from our military veterans. You got it. The one group that would be at the front lines if government, any government, turned on American citizens would be without weapons.
Feinstein even stated that military veterans should not be exempt from the gun ban because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Senator posits that all militar personnel suffer from PTSD making all fun owning veterans a risk.
Senator Feinstein has never served in the military, so perhaps insulting every veteran by stereotyping them as “unstable” comes out of ignorance and not malice.
Yet this same woman also called the NRA “venal,” so she most likely is that dangerous combination of ignorant and malicious.
Let’s turn the tables and use language that Feinstein and other do-gooder liberals can actually understand. Replace “veteran men” with “feminist women.” Now replace “PTSD” with “PMS.”
Should we use the PMS, vs. PTSD as our qualifier, the gun ban should be extended to anybody suffering Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. After all, painting all women with a broad brush means that all women are too crazy, hysterical, and irrational to be allowed anywhere near a firearm.
See how ridiculous that sounds? But if we accept the PMS vs. PTSD argument, if the National Organization for Women had guns, one bad PMS episode could lead to a violent March on Washington that would result in dead men scattered around the city (as opposed to the normal weekly violence there).
The problem with Ms. Feinstein’s broad brush approach is that not all vets suffer from PTSD any more than all woman suffer from non-controllable PMS because that would mean that all women, by nature, are too emotionally unbalanced to be allowed to own guns.
Some will scream the sexism card, because that is what feminists do. They will claim that plenty of women who go through PMS are normal people perfectly capable of leading functional lives. It is wrong to demean an entire gender or group of people because normal hormal fluctuations do negatively affect some women to great degress than others.
And they are 100% correct.
Yes, it is wrong to deman an entire group of people, Senator Feinstein. Most veterans do not suffer PTSD. The ones who do are able to do the same thing that PMS women do.
They take medicine and consult with professionals.
To take away the rights of every veteran just because a small slice of them are troubled is wrong. Just because both California Senators are female and imbeciles does not mean we ban a Republican woman from running for office in Texas or South Carolina.
If Dianne Feinstein wants to spend her twilight years throwing an anti-gun temper tantrum, that is her prerogative. My First Amendment rights allowing me to tell her to put a sock in it and stop insulting our military veterans is my prerogative.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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