Biden admin using military suicides to restrict Second Amendment rights

Biden admin using military suicides to restrict Second Amendment rights

The Biden administration on Tuesday has released a new strategy to further erode Americans’ Second Amendment rights and is doing so through an initiative aimed at reducing the “public health and national security crisis” of suicides in the military. As part of the approach, multiple federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Department of Transportation will join forces to implement a new policy for “improving lethal means safety.” According to the fact sheet released by the White House, suicide crises can be prevented if the individual lacks immediate access to the means for self-harm. Under the proposed policy, the strategy will identify ways to ensure time and space between a person in crisis and their access to lethal means, including firearms and medications. “In the coming months, agencies will collaborate to raise awareness among service members, veterans, and their families; educate and train health care providers and crisis responders; and evaluate the effectiveness of existing and new programs that may reduce access to lethal means,” the fact sheet stated. “This will include designing and launching a campaign to increase the safe storage of firearms and medications, and the use of safety planning interventions by providers.” The agencies will participate in a public education campaign, with public service announcements, advertising on social media platforms and search engines, safety training opportunities, and “Multi-state storage maps to help individuals find where they can safely store firearms […]

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