Skip to comments.McChrystal backs gun restrictions
Posted on 01/08/2013 5:51:00 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal backed banning assault weapons on Tuesday, saying guns like the M4 and M16 belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets.
I spent a career carrying typically either a M16 and later, a M4 carbine, McChrystal said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. Its designed to do that. Thats what our soldiers ought to carry.
He added, I personally dont think theres any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America. I believe that weve got to take a serious look I understand everybodys desire to have whatever they want we have to protect our children and our police and we have to protect our population. And I think we have to take a very mature look at that.
McChrystal, who resigned as the top commander in Afghanistan after a Rolling Stone article portrayed him criticizing President Barack Obama, was promoting his memoir, My Share of the Task.
Obama is preparing to introduce legislation aiming to prevent mass shootings by the end of the month. Vice President Joe Biden is leading a task force on the issue and is reportedly considering a ban on assault weapons.
I think we have to look at this legislation, McChrystal said. The number of people killed by firearms is extraordinary compared to other nations. I dont think were a bloodthirsty culture, and we need to look at everything we can do to safeguard our people.
Currying favor for a “cabinet” post, or another pwned Hussein asset?
― Patrick Henry
Then McChrystal is a traitor to the Constitution and to America.
Dear General McChrystal,
Go f*** yourself.
He voted for Zero in’08. What do you expect???
You can’t buy the M4 or M16, only semi-automatic imitations.
right general because the military will be used against the citizenry once the ‘ship’ hits the fan....
and Gen. McCrystal does not want his ‘boys’ shot ay as they take attempt to take away our rights...
General!, the 2nd amendment was NOT about hunting!
“I dont think were a bloodthirsty culture, and we need to look at everything we can do to safeguard our people.
How about getting rid of the criminals, as in Chicago.?
I surely wish people would stop calling the AR15, Bushmaster, etc., an assault rifle. Most wouldn’t know an assault rifle if you stuck it up their ass.
Personally, i do think there is a need for that. Are we not equipping our soldiers with the best tech? Why would you deny someone the best tech to defend themselves? You don’t say, hey all you need is one smoke detector, everyone on the other floor is on there own. Or, you only need airbags in thefront seat, your backseat passengers are on there own. No one should determine what i need or not when it comes to defending myself or my family - but me. The whole discussion is plotless. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, period. It does not say based on demonstrated need. No one asks if you need a Facebook account to express yourself. No one is trying to limit you to ten friends or less. Our rights shall not be infringed. The bill of rights is not there to allow us to do anything, it is there to explicitly prevent the government from doing things.
McChrystal is a coward looking to personally enrich himself through book sales and in currying favor with the tyrant.
Well General, more people in America were killed by clubs and hammers last year than were killed by ALL rifles.
Civilians must be able to defend against tyranny!
THAT is the the “legitimate” NEED!
The boy isn't very bright, is he? Guns aren't the problem General, the people are the problem.
Gen. Schwarzkopf, outspoken NRA member, was something of an anomaly.
He sucked pretty bad as an Army commander, too.
1. Uhhh General, schools are designated as "Gun Free Zones in America. Didn't you get the memo? How's that working out for you and the rest of us out here in Realville?
2. Has this idiot ever heard of Beslan, Russia 9/1/2004
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