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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


Mar 27, 2017 Dr. Connell Walker It is an ongoing national disgrace that we are not getting the services, the therapies, the animal companions, and the support groups to these dedicated, dear persons who gave their all. Please, let's get this done.
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 Tamara Miller
Mar 27, 2017 Linda Anderson
Mar 27, 2017 Susan Fisher
Mar 27, 2017 Judy Meusel
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Patty Armstrong
Mar 22, 2017 Laurie Derderian Please help the brave men and women of the military. They deserve the best medical care available. These numbers are horrifying.
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2017 Michal Simpson
Mar 13, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Mar 13, 2017 Sandra Hazenberg
Mar 13, 2017 Jim Sturdivant
Mar 13, 2017 Farrah Sutton A vet should never feel so unless as to take their own life.This needs to be corrected immediately!
Mar 6, 2017 Amber Blair-Calvert
Mar 5, 2017 sandra corrigan
Mar 3, 2017 Karen Redd
Mar 3, 2017 Ginger Hipszky
Mar 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2017 Michelle Landes Veterans deserve the best treatment possible! Please support our troops!
Mar 3, 2017 Janet Schmidtlein
Mar 3, 2017 kris rueda
Mar 3, 2017 mary cerrone
Mar 3, 2017 Libby Berman
Feb 28, 2017 Dolores AlbroEvery Every Veteran on the face of this earth deserves to have the very best of Care available.!!!!
Feb 28, 2017 Lorraine Zamudio
Feb 27, 2017 jim kifer veterans are in need of help and our government needs to see they get it.
Feb 27, 2017 Lindy Katz
Feb 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Feb 26, 2017 deb cagle Please help the veterans
Feb 25, 2017 Kelsey Brewer
Feb 25, 2017 Kimberly Corwin I was my honor to take care of our heroes for 38 years as a dedicated VA Nurse.
Feb 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy So many return with PTSD. Please help these veterans that gave their all for our country & our freedom.
Feb 20, 2017 Dee Ann Neely
Feb 13, 2017 Lucy Peden
Feb 12, 2017 Beverly Slater
Feb 6, 2017 Pat Brown
Feb 3, 2017 Tracey Byrne
Feb 1, 2017 Anne Lurski
Jan 26, 2017 Franz Owczarek
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Jan 25, 2017 Laura Parker
Jan 25, 2017 Royce Nakatani
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Jan 25, 2017 Kathy Coker
Jan 25, 2017 Francine Struss
Jan 25, 2017 Sandra Forman

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