As regular readers know I’ve been hanging out with TTAG writer, combat medic and Bronze Star recipient Jonathan Taylor. (Taylor has just accepted a position creating, establishing and enforcing hiring protocols for veterans seeking gainful employment inside Texas government.) Jon and I have been talking about all sorts of military-related issues, from his service in Afghanistan to the challenges facing returning vets . . .
One regular discussion: non-veterans’ opinions of returning soldiers, sailors and airmen. Jon reckons the general pubic views vets as a danger – in light of their experience with and access to firearms and the recent coverage of the man who murder sniper Chris Kyle. True? I mean, is that how most people see vets and are they more of a danger to society than any other group?