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15 Sep, 3 tweets, 1 min read
Thread: Excuses my vulgar tweet. I’m absolutely furious right now. @JoeBiden just told a story about a Marine veteran with “a traumatic brain injury” running over a woman, (I assume he meant PTSD) killing her and her dog, then driving off with her body and “molesting” her..
He then used that story to say “we need to end the stigma” this is the kind of Hollywood “war to evil” narrative that’s both discredited by statistical information and medical opinion and extremely harmful to veterans suffering from the the effects of war.
These vets do hurt themselves too often, but they very rarely hurt others. They lose their will to live, not their souls. This is a disgusting display of inept pandering void of conscience or fact. And y’all want us to care about “anonymous sources” when he’s saying this.. wow

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As an EOD (Bonn) technician the United States government trained me extensively on our history of combating explosive threats at home and abroad. In the heat of this debate I’d like to add some perspective on the subject from my perspective.

we banned these types of guns for 10 years (94-04).

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We now have about 600 million guns in circulation. Innovation makes its cheap and easy to build the parts they’d ban in your garage with tools from Home Depot

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