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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


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
Aug 7, 2017 Dawn Shock
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm a Vietnam vet and being treated for PTSD but I'm proud to have served my country
Aug 3, 2017 Corinne Kissell
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 26, 2017 Robin Daugherty
Jul 26, 2017 Daniel Dugger We WILL make a difference!
Jul 26, 2017 Paul Caltrider My corporations will be starting a program with a 5 year goal of ending all veteran homelessness and suicides.
Jul 26, 2017 Mohit Srivastava my LOVE and Blessings for them
Jul 25, 2017 Paul Sparkman Jr
Jul 25, 2017 Sandra Piggee
Jul 25, 2017 CJ JOHNSON
Jul 25, 2017 Anna Belski
Jul 25, 2017 Jennifer Meshulam It's time to fight protect and help those who were so selfless, to give so much to our country. It us time to ruse up for a REAL CAUSE!
Jul 25, 2017 David Lawrence
Jul 22, 2017 Steve Wriborg
Jul 20, 2017 Donald Windus
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2017 Jo-Ann Sangataldo
Jul 7, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 1, 2017 Sandra Schomberg
Jun 30, 2017 DEBRA PADOVANO
Jun 30, 2017 Kirk Taylor I do realize that a death in battle is more convenient, but we need to help those still walking wounded.
Jun 29, 2017 Cathyrn Colton
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 14, 2017 Benita Smith
Jun 14, 2017 Agnes Hetzel
Jun 11, 2017 Walt Roberts
Jun 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 10, 2017 Silva Kruzic
Jun 10, 2017 Wendy Fish
Jun 10, 2017 john manion
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 1, 2017 Tammy Elliott
Jun 1, 2017 Barry Silverman
May 30, 2017 Lynda Kerr
May 30, 2017 (Name not displayed) NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally ill. Go there for info and group support.

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