November 13, 2012
I have read the email traffic between Tom Gresham and Leslie A. Coleman, Public Relations Director for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) where she states the WWP policy on receiving money from or associating with members of the firearms industry. To place my comments in context, my wife and I are both retired members of the US Air Force and I am a 90% VA disabled veteran. The twisted logic that Ms. Coleman uses in trying to come up with some sort of justification for the WWP policy is amazing. She says: "Our position regarding firearms and alcohol is in response to the struggles that many injured service members face with substance abuse and suicide and the roles those items often play in those issues." In other words, since some veterans commit suicide using a firearm, we at the WWP will not be involved with that industry. Ms. Coleman, if a vet were to commit suicide by running a hose from the exhaust of his running car into the passenger compartment would the WWP refuse to partner with the industries that make, distribute, and sell automobiles and rubber hoses? This is another case of political correctness run amok. My wife and I will no longer have anything to do with the WWP.
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