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In the United States, a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes. It's clear that America's veterans aren't getting the psychological help they need in order to cope with the stresses of being a part of the military.

Alarmingly, under the guise of the 2nd Amendment, the National Defense Authorization Act bars any military leader from broaching the subject of privately-owned weapons with another service member to gauge his safety level — even if that member seems to be depressed.

Veterans need to be given resources and support so they can resume their lives after service with little burden. Discussing suicide and psychological safety should be mandatory — not prohibited by law.

Tell Senator Johnny Isakson, also Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to address this troubling law and see to it that veterans are getting the support they need before and after leaving the service.

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Dear Senator Johnny Isakson,

I want to thank you for the tireless work you do for veterans every day. I would also like to shed light on the troubling issue of veteran suicide.

A veteran commits suicide in America every 80 minutes. That's 18 veterans per day, and over 500 per month. I believe you will agree these numbers are staggering and heartbreaking.

Suicide is viewed by many as a taboo topic, and on this issue the military seems to agree. For example, according to the National Defense Authorization Act, no military leader may address the issue of personal gun ownership with a fellow member so as to adhere to the 2nd Amendment.

But preventing suicide doesn't have anything to do with amendments or rights — it's about preserving life and promoting mental health. That's why military leaders should be allowed to discuss personal gun ownership with other members. The more information one has about someone, the more a potential tragedy may be avoided.

Please do all you can to reverse this foolish law. Our veterans deserve life.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier
Jan 14, 2018 Danielle Eshuis
Jan 14, 2018 Ursula Kiefert
Jan 11, 2018 Nancy Bickford-Jordan
Jan 6, 2018 Jeanne Bradbury These brave young men and women were not suicide risks BEFORE they joined the service. How can the country continue to ignore the heartbreaking facts!! A suicide every 80 minutes!!!!! NATIONAL DISGRACE!!! TOTAL BETRAYAL of these brave soldiers!!!!
Jan 6, 2018 Mike Downs
Jan 2, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Dec 28, 2017 FRED KAHN MY BROTHER COMITTED SUICIDE CHRISMAS DAY IN 1974. BECAUSE OF THINGS HE HAD DONE IN VIETNAM
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 8, 2017 Isabelle Larmour
Dec 7, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 27, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 26, 2017 Pamela Haun
Nov 26, 2017 Sharon Saunders
Nov 19, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Nov 17, 2017 P Pert Get them the HELP THEY NEED AND DESERVE
Nov 15, 2017 Patti Wyatt
Nov 15, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 12, 2017 Rebecca Pois Needless to say, yes on meeting veterans needs. So sad that this hast to be petition requesting such basic needs as in mental health outreach and treatment.
Nov 11, 2017 robert dowling
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Kathy Ritchie
Nov 10, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Nov 8, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 6, 2017 Baylee Markwell
Oct 30, 2017 Lisa King
Oct 30, 2017 Francis Robertson
Oct 30, 2017 J Miller
Oct 28, 2017 doris gonen
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 18, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 16, 2017 Amy Heicher
Oct 15, 2017 Kimberly Matthys
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Arnold Cabral Veterans Affairs Committee should passed a New Disabled Veterans Benefit Law who is Disabled Veterans who is collected 100 percent service connected should get free G4implants by a Cosmetic Dentistry Dentist.
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 29, 2017 Maryanne Budetti
Sep 27, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Sep 21, 2017 Bob Brucker
Sep 21, 2017 Gayle Goedhart
Sep 15, 2017 Kirsten Schelbert
Sep 15, 2017 barbara gale
Sep 6, 2017 julie wells
Aug 24, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 21, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Aug 18, 2017 Betty Thomas

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