I caught McChrystal on Morning Joe this morning. I hope some people who oppose any gun sense in this country will consider the words of a soldier. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN2_DlvamBE]Stanley McChrystal: Gun Control Requires 'Serious Action' - YouTube[/ame] 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. Read more: Stanley McChrystal backs gun restrictions - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government" Thomas Jefferson to the Republican Citizens of Washington County, Maryland" (March 31, 1809).