So this whole time Diane had been trying to ban guns because she has PTSD. Now it all makes sense. Maybe lawmakers with PTSD shouldn't be allowed more than a symbolic vote. And treat bills that they introduce with a "that's nice, honey" attitude. Legislating laws is dangerous, those things can go off and kill people.
From the article:
"Let me just make a couple of points in response -- one, I'm not a
sixth grader," she said. "Senator, I've been on this committee for 20
years. I was a mayor for nine years. ... I saw people shot."
Feinstein was a San Francisco city official when supervisor Harvey
Milk was fatally shot in 1978. She was also behind the previous
assault-weapons ban, which expired nearly a decade ago.
Wait, PTSD was caused be George Bush and the Iraq war, according to Feinstein:
The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of
PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War,
it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by
this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran,
and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to
having a weapon like this.
So I guess she thinks she doesn't have PTSD, because her "you weren't there, man" moment happened in the 1970s.