Bogus Emails

 

Topic All Vets Are Mentally Ill
Date 11 Apr 2014

 

There is an email floating around stating that Diane Feinstein recently stated that

"All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms". 

It is alleged that she stated this recently before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control legislation amendments. 

The email claims that the LA Times is the source of this quote.  LA Times columnist Burt Prelutsky is quoted in the email saying

Frankly, I don't know what it is about California , but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office.   I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine , even comes close.   When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington , we're Number One.   There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'.   The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab.   You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words

So, is this true?    Not quite.  This event was a year ago and what was said is not what the email claims ... see this http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/feinstein.asp

Whether California elects more idiots to office than other states (and if so, why) is an interesting question.  There is a Youtube video of the actual amendment discussion.  In it Feinstein states that PTSD is a recent phenomena.  As we know, PTSD is the most recent name for a problem that has afflicted the military for a long time.  A Youtube video of the session is available; you can judge for yourself what was said.