Ret. Gen. Stanley McChrystal backs banning assault weapons

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    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 MSNBC’s “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. It’s designed to do that. That’s what our soldiers ought to carry.”

    He added, “I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America. I believe that we’ve got to take a serious look — I understand everybody’s 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"
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    You cannot get an M4 or an M16 as a civillian...........

    The guns in question can just look like the military arms. They are semi automatic, non-selective fire rifles.
     
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    Progs can't wait to start working 16 hours days in a field or factory with armed men standing guard.
     
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    Another idiot progressive who does not understand what they are referencing
     
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    Typical liberals.....support someone now that they trashed earlier once he says something they agree on.
     
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    The question is "do we ban weapons that are configured so when fixed with a large magazine capacity deliver an incredibly high rate of fire."

    The answer is "yes".
     
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    Nah.

    I don't think so.

    But best of luck trying
     
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    Cue nutters and preppers throwing hero under bus in 4....3.....2.....1....
     
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    Yup, Heller 1(F) is the open door for banning such weapons. Let's see if it is used.
     

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