I'll agree that he probably should have worded his statement a bit differently. I'm going to get this out right now. I can see how some here may not have the same opinion. Feel free to express yourselves but lets keep things civil.
Not much it seems. I wonder, then, how he feels about stuff like Operation Proper Exit?What the hell does Ron Paul know in terms of practical experience about PTSD.
Ditto, with what he said.I'll agree that he probably should have worded his statement a bit differently. I'm going to get this out right now. I can see how some here may not have the same opinion. Feel free to express yourselves but lets keep things civil.
I had not heard about that before, THANKS for sharing.Not much it seems. I wonder, then, how he feels about stuff like Operation Proper Exit?
BANG BANG BANG...... I know several people that no longer like fireworks due to shell shock now called PTSD. Also If you do not know Ron Paul is an MD who's specialty and practice is in OB/GYN, but went to medical school. I also question taking people with PTSD to the range( but of course I don't have an MD after my name
Divebum, I agree with your comments in the respect that Ron Paul certainly could have made his statement considerably less callous/heartless.I know that Paul is an MD. I also am very aware of what PTSD is all about. I spent time in combat. Taking a guy out on a range might not be the most medically sound thing one can do, but one vet working with another is often a lot more effective in treating symptoms than drugs, shrinks and people who have not been there. The point of my post was not about Paul and PTSD. It was about the heartless comment he made about a man who spent a lot of time where very few have the guts to go protecting Marines and Soldiers. Paul's statement is unsympathetic, uncalled for and pretty damned callous. He is entitled to his opinion and his say. As am I, and I'm expressing that. In my opinion, he is a POS.
I don't know Tex.... I can see your logic if the individual is still involved with the business. But he wasn't a sniper anymore, he was a gun owner on a range that was Murdered.Ron Paul is right, in the live by the sword aspect too. You are more likely to die getting shot doing what kyle did, just like you are more likely to die in a fire if you are a fireman or in a plane crash if you are a pilot. Its a fact. It isn't something malicious or demeaning it just the truth.
My take is that if people are mad over this they are just being too sensitive in my opinion