Senator Feinstein Said That "All Vets Are Mentally Ill"-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: Angry emails have gone viral alleging that California
Senator Dianne Feinstein, in a appeal for more gun control, made a
comment calling all veterans mentally ill.
March 7, 2013 Senator Feinstein addressed a Senate Judiciary Committee
about the need for stricter gun
control, noting the rise in cases of post traumatic stress disorder from
the war in Iraq and saying, "that a veteran may be mentally ill and should be
prevented from purchasing firearms." This according to
March 8, 2013 article by Real Clear Politics.
The Senator said, "The problem with expanding this is that, you know,
with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product
of the Iraq War, itís not clear how the seller or transferrer of a
firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a
member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that
individual with respect to having a weapon like this. "
Some people misunderstood her to mean
all veterans, which resulted in a tirade of emails going viral on the
World Wide Web.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
The following is all true but what can
be said about the people who vote them into office time and time again?
Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are
mentally ill and government should prevent them from owning firearms"
Kurt Nimmo: "Senator Feinstein insults
all U.S. Veterans as she flays
about in a vain attempt to save her bill."
Quote of the Day from the Los Angeles
"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."