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The Post-Newtown Witch Hunt

CombatMissionary Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 8:27 AM
There's no reason to lump ADHD, OCD, and Asperger's in with Bipolar and Schizophrenic. I have ADD, and I'm a 13-year combat veteran of two branches of military service. The MOS I serve in right now is RIDDLED with ADD Soldiers. Having ADD is actually a major advantage in my MOS, and there are certain careers in the civilian sector that attract ADD people as well. There's a grain of truth to the "something shiny" stereotype, but "something shiny" is extremely different from mental illnesses that make one potentially violent.

In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It's just plain insane.

Over the past week, I've witnessed a disturbing outbreak of off-the-rails hatred toward gun owners and Second Amendment groups. Whatever your views on guns, we can all agree: The Newtown gunman was a monster who slaughtered his own mother, five heroic educators...