Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal calls for ‘serious’ gun control measures, says military-style guns don’t belong on the streets of America
NY Daily News: Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal called for “serious” gun control measures on Tuesday, saying the weapons used by his troops in Afghanistan don’t belong on the streets of America.
McChrystal said the M4 Carbine he often carried in the military held a .223 caliber round capable of doing “devastating” damage to a human body. “It’s designed to do that, and that’s what our soldiers ought to carry,” McChrystal said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday morning. “I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America.”
McChrystal suggested that dramatic changes to gun control laws are needed to protect Americans. “I think serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges and I just don’t think that’s enough,” he said.
The former general resigned his post as U.S. commander in Afghanistan in 2010, after Rolling Stone published unflattering comments by his staff about the Obama administration.
McChrystal said on Tuesday that he didn’t think the media storm around the article was “entirely accurate,” but he accepted blame for creating an unwanted controversy for President Obama. “Whether it’s my fault or not, it’s my responsibility,” he said.
Let’s see….our troops also use 9mm guns and knives which can cause “devastating” damage to the human body. Are those to be banned as well? Or only the weapons McChrystal deems can cause serious harm?
Wonder what type of weapons McChrystal has in his home…