Utah working to implement veterans treatment courts

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  • CWV1965 Taylorsville, UT
    July 7, 2014 2:51 a.m.

    I agree, this seems to be an attempt to add more labels to our veterans to keep them disarmed as a threat to peace and gun rights laws. Nothing more threatening to a Socialist government gone insane than an armed patriotic veteran who can be a threat to government. There are already laws on the books and most veterans being labeled with PTSD when discharged and is reported to authorities.

    This new threat to veterans as more legalization and documentation to strengthen the states rights to neutralize veterans with more labels and more forced treatments outside the VA administration. Its a civil list of dysfunctional american veterans trained in the art of war who cannot be allowed to their 2nd amendment rights. If a court can label them without proof its easy gun control legislation.

    Its not about helping veterans, its about labeling and disarming veterans to criminalize them if they try to defend their rights. More labels means more controls. Instead of attacking their rights they attack their minds and training making them mental criminals at large stripped of their 2nd amendment rights in gun control laws.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 6, 2014 7:42 p.m.

    This veteran has mixed feelings about the proposal.

    First, they need to make sure that everyone claiming to be a "veteran" actually served. There are a surprising number of people who claim to be veterans who are not, but pose as such for panhandling, job seeking and other endeavors. They need to be weeded out and sent into the regular court system, with an added charge of impersonating a veteran. (If that is no a crime, then the Legislature can add it to their list for January!)

    Second, veterans are drawn from society and will include people with various problems and activities, including criminal acts. Just because they are veterans, that does not mean they deserve special treatment. Crooks need to be punished,

    Third, the liberals have been pushing the meme that veterans are some sort of "damaged goods" deserving of sympathy and special treatment and are fragile and untrustworthy. Some are, through no fault of their own, and they deserve our help and support and understanding. This is especially true of combat vets, who truly deserve a break.

    But, most vets really do not need special courts, because most don't engage in criminal acts and are doing fine.