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    Stanley McChrystal coming out for gun restrictions this morning on Morning Joe.
    http://www.politico.com/...

    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.”

    •  well, (0+ / 0-)

      I think we should abolish the peacetime military.  And while I'll never get what I want in my lifetime, I'll do my best to keep him from getting what the MIC wants.

      "The Taibbi article is a defense of status quo" -- citizen k

      by happymisanthropy on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:21:07 PM PST

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