Originally Posted by SPEMack618
...yes, I still drink, and yes I still have nightmares, but that doesn't mean my rights should be abridges, especially since I'm now just an individual reservist now.
It all smacks of setting a dangerous precendent to me.
Use of alcohol is perfectly legal here. I suspect 70% of the people here drink because about 70% of adults in the US drink, and I think most readers here are from the US.
If you don't drink in a manner that affects your other parts of life, girl friend not leaving you, parents not hounding you about drinking, etc then your drinking is in the norm and so what. No one else's business.
If it does affect your life then it's foolish to let a bottle hurt you. And that has nothing to do with guns. If it's bad news for you or me we should get rid of it in our life like a nest of of rats in the cellar. (I know; easier said than done.)
I think you're right, however. Much the same way that there is an ominous undercurrent discussed a few weeks ago that gun owners are being painted as social diseased individuals, there is an ominous undercurrent to paint returning veterans as "All" unstable. Which is patently not correct.
And maybe I'm just paranoid. But no one is accusing me, since I'm decades too old to be a returning veteran. I'm merely observing what I see about a group that I am not a part of. The slant that I perceive against veterans doesn't apply to me. I'm making a observation without pinning the detriment on me.