Never heard of the Montana model. They made us sit with a counselor during demob. Never saw one again since I've been home for this exact reason.It is unbelievable what is happening to our vets. This war hero has had his 2A rights taken away because his wife handles the family's finances and he was labeled with PTSD.
What is happening is that soldiers returning from deployment now receive a mental health evaluation immediately upon their return and every 6 months for the first 2 years thereafter (called the Montana model). Counselors probe for signs of stress, including anxieties, sleep disorders, family problems, and excessive alcohol use. It's a mandatory requirement, so it reduces the stigma of a soldier reaching out for help with an emotional or psychiatric disorder.
Ronald Manderscheid, PhD, (a shrink) wrote that “… as many as 40% of vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will experience mental health or substance use conditions, and that at least half of these will have post traumatic stress disorder…”
If true, 20% of all returning vets are being branded with the dreaded label of PTSD and losing their 2A rights WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. I predict there will be some kind of uprising by retired military if this continues. Could be the spark for a second American revolution. Just a prediction, not advocating such.
"Feds Drop Bombshell On Veterans!
January 16, 2014
by Tim King and Jerry Freeman Salem-news.com
When did serving your country become a crime?
(MYRTLE CREEK, OR) – If Pat Kirby has his guns taken away by the federal government, then everyone else is probably going to eventually face the same thing. The clock is ticking. Pat Kirby is a decorated Oregon Vietnam Veteran with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He never imagined he would receive a letter telling him he will have to turn over his guns, or face imprisonment.
He is the ultimate expression of a law abiding American citizen. He served his country, worked hard to raise a family, and created a nice life in spite of his PTSD. But his comfort zone was jerked away when he was told he had to give up one of his most basic rights for the most unbelievable reasons.
There was no crime. The Veterans Administration has deemed Mr. Kirby “incompetent” because his wife takes care of their finances. He has a good credit rating, he pays his taxes, he has never been arrested in his life, yet the federal government says will have to surrender his firearms and give up his Second Amendment right due to the VA’s designation of “incompetent”. His alleged incompetence is based on his own admission that he does not take care of his own finances."
For full article and 4 minute video:
The 4 minute long video is worth watching.
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