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Federal Government Renews Push To Disarm Veterans

via Lee Rogers, February 22, 2013, Blacklisted News

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The letter states as follows.

A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?

 

It should become even more apparent that the U.S. government is attempting to implement a policy that will disarm a large number of military veterans. There are now reports from veterans who are receiving letters from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating that they could be banned from owning or possessing a firearm and ammunition should government officials deem them to be incompetent. The letters appear to have been sent to a number of veterans who are registered with the VA as having a disability. It is unknown how many veterans have received these letters but it basically proposes that the VA rate the veteran as incompetent to handle their benefit payments. If the veteran is classified as incompetent than according to the letter they would be effectively banned from owning a firearm.

So essentially if some government bureaucrat deems a disabled veteran as being incompetent it will prohibit them from buying, owning or transporting a firearm and ammunition. This is with no due process, no trial by jury or anything. As ridiculous as this might be, it falls right in line with the overall agenda that is at work to disarm veterans. With the American economy continuing to crumble, the establishment is gearing up for a revolt and if such a revolt takes place, veterans will be one of their primary threats. Veterans know how the military operates from the inside so it makes sense that they would want as many veterans disarmed as possible.Even though the gun grabbing traitors in Washington DC have backed off from many of their gun control proposals, they are now trying to push plans to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to include all sorts of people who have or previously had so-called mental health problems. Veterans that have come back from multiple tours in the Middle East who are diagnosed with PTSD or have been prescribed any number of drugs by military doctors could fall into this category. Considering the government’s track record of using vague language in legislation, we can also safely assume that the definition of a mentally ill person will be up for great interpretation. So who knows how many people they will try to classify as being mentally ill in order to ban them from owning a firearm.

This is a completely disgusting agenda but it shouldn’t be unexpected. In reality the VA is a criminal institution that tries to do everything in their power to inhibit veterans from getting the benefits that they earned through their military service. The amount of red tape and hurdles they put in front of veterans just for them to receive their benefits is scandalous.

Before I end this article I’d just like to share a story that I think ties in with what I’m saying about the VA. A little over a decade ago I was actually in the U.S. Army for two years. During that time I encountered some of the most vile human beings I’ve ever had the misfortune of dealing with. The amount of incompetent idiots that I saw holding positions of authority that ran around on power trips trying to micromanage everything with their eyes bugging out was comical. Instead of looking at how well an individual performed their job many of these dirt bags were more concerned about stupid things like how shiny a person’s boots were. I’m not saying that everyone in the U.S. Army was like that, because I did meet some good people during my time in the military but the very best people left simply due to the fact that the military offers one of the worst working environments you could ever imagine.

The reason why I’m mentioning this is because the people who work for the VA seem to operate very much like the insane power tripping clowns who rise to prominence in the military. In my few brief encounters with people who work for the VA, I found them to be unbelievably condescending, rude and just plain unhelpful with everything. They act like you are inconveniencing them for actually making them do their job.

With this said, I believe the VA’s primary purpose is to give the illusion that the U.S. government is taking care of veterans. In reality the goal of the VA is to provide as little care as possible to veterans while at the same time maintaining this fallacy. The fact that they are sending letters to disabled veterans saying that they’ll forfeit their right to own a firearm if some government stooge says so is unbelievably sick on so many levels. This should hopefully prove to most people reading this that the VA is run by a bunch of demonic scumbags who should be fired and fed to the wolves.

Despite this, it is highly doubtful that we’ll see very many veterans comply with the stated policies in these VA letters. It just offers more proof that the U.S. government is run by a bunch of control freak psychopaths. At least we now have more of an idea of what angle they’re shifting towards in order to push their gun control agenda. Undoubtedly we will see them continuing to promote this idea of adding mental health checks into the background check system as a backdoor way to prohibit returning veterans from having firearms.

This of course does not represent a real solution to the alleged problem of mass shootings that has spawned all of this gun control talk. In almost every high profile so-called mass shooting case we’ve seen recently, the shooter was confirmed to be on some sort of prescription anti-depressant drug. We of course don’t see anyone in the establishment talking about going after the big pharmaceutical companies that make these drugs which are causing these people to go crazy. They’re the ones who should be held accountable but like out of something you would see in the science fiction book Brave New World, they need people on these drugs because it represents yet another aspect of their control system.

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Revealing the Link: Use of SSRIs (antidepressants) causing Rampage Shootings

via http://www.the3report.com  February 26, 2010

An in depth look at school shootings, and the commonly known side effects of SSRIs, reveals the drugs to be a primary factor leading to violence.

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, are commonly used to treat depression in children and adolescents.  In 2005, the Center for Disease Control reported that 118 million prescriptions had been written for anti-depressants, and that the number of people using anti-depressants had “almost tripled between the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2000”. One popular SSRI drug called Prozac has been prescribed to more than 38 million people worldwide. 

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As more and more people are given SSRIs to combat depression, mounting evidence suggests that the side effects of SSRIs can lead to violent behavior and suicide. Many of the high fatality school shootings of the past 10 years have involved shooters who had been prescribed SSRIs.  An in depth look at school shootings, and the commonly known side effects of SSRIs, reveals the drugs to be a primary factor leading to violence.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors work by altering the patient’s brain chemistry. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is released by one neuron to make another neuron fire, and is linked to mood and behavior. Serotonin is released into the space between neurons, called the synapse. In the natural course of events, the serotonin is then reabsorbed into the neuron it originally came from. SSRIs block this reuptake of the serotonin into the neuron. The idea is that with more serotonin in the synapse, the activity of the neurons will increase, which theoretically leads to better moods for some patients.

Unfortunately SSRIs can cause many different side effects. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV is the most widely used source of diagnostic information for mental health by health professionals. It has “consistently confirmed that all anti-depressants can cause mania” which is a “potentially psychotic condition of intense mental and emotional excitement”.  Mania often involves feelings of invulnerability, extreme power, farfetched and elaborate plans, as well as the urge to commit violence. A recent controlled clinical trial of the SSRI Prozac showed that it caused mania in six percent of the test subjects.  Other side effects of Prozac include agitation, anxiety, instability, confusion, hallucinations, hostility and psychosis.  Studies have also repeatedly shown an increased risk of suicide for people taking an SSRI. 

Research has shown that Prozac and drugs like it could be causing people with no history of mental illness to become suicidal.  In 2004, a federal panel of drug experts said antidepressants “could cause children and teenagers to become suicidal.” The drug agency also warned that changes in dosage can increase the risk of suicide. SSRIs are particularly dangerous because they cause both suicidal and violent tendencies in some individuals.  It is likely that some of the school shooters may have already been suicidal before they decided to go on killing sprees. Not only does Prozac cause suicide, it often causes especially violent suicide, such as stabbing one’s self to death. 

A person who suffers from agitated depression is especially prone to violence. The individual is both depressed and stimulated. In many cases, agitated depression is often made worse by SSRIs, resulting in suicide, murder or both. Negative side effects often occur when starting the drug treatment or altering the dosage.  A condition called Akathisia is a common neurological disorder that affects people taking SSRI medications. Patients suffering from Akathisia complain of “unease, distress, dysphoria, and inner restlessness.” Patients may be unable to stand or sit still. This can manifest as repetitive movements of the legs and feet, and the patient may stand and sit repeatedly. Akathisia can develop into a chronic condition which may be irreversible.  Akathisia is described as “virtual inner torture of irritation and anguish” that can cause patients to act out in bizarre and sometimes violent ways. 

In 1999, British psychologist David Wilkinson gave a clinical presentation of a case in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. He revealed how a previously nonviolent fifteen year old male overturned store merchandise stands, smashed another student in the mouth, and committed a robbery while on Prozac. Wilkinson believed that “emotional blunting” caused by Prozac had driven the young man to commit violence.

Many doctors are misinformed about the effects of the SSRIs they prescribe patients. Scientific workshops attended by many doctors are often nothing more than drug company sponsored advertisement sessions. It is often times easier for a doctor to blame side effects on the patient’s “mental illness” instead of the drugs they have prescribed the patient. 

The Columbine High School massacre took place on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado. Eric Harris and Dylan Kybold shot and killed 12 students and a teacher before taking their own lives. They injured 21 other students. It was then reported that Eric Harris had been rejected from joining the military because he was being treated with an SSRI medication called Luvox. Harris had been taking Luvox for a year while developing his plans for mass murder. Toxicology reports released by the drug maker showed that Harris had therapeutic levels of Luvox in his system at the time of the shootings.  Jeff Wise, a teenager who killed nine people before committing suicide had been taking large dosages of Prozac. A relative of Mr. Weise said that his dosages had been increased in the weeks leading up to the shooting, a reoccurring factor in SSRI induced suicides. In 1989, Joseph Wesbecker shot and killed eight co-workers and himself. He had been taking Prozac.  Cho Seung Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech senior killed thirty-two people and wounded many others before committing suicide. It was reported that investigators believed he may have been prescribed medication for depression.

The common factor connecting all of these shooters is the use of SSRIs prior to the shootings.  Could it be possible that the SSRI was the catalyzing factor in driving these school shooters over the edge?  Could an increase in dosage have triggered Jeff Wise’s shooting spree? Preexisting mental illness in combination with SSRI induced emotional blunting, mania, and suicidal desires could have been the perfect recipe for these high casualty school shootings.

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