To the surprise of nobody, retired General Stanley McChrystal backs strict gun control measures. His qualifications to comment on the Second Amendment, the rights of private citizens, and how punishment of the innocent should replace prosecution of the guilty? Virtually none. Other than having served in the military and having carried a rifle, same as a Marine Corporal. But that doesn’t stop him from talking. And McChrystal is somewhat known for his impeccable judgment, and never, ever talking when he shouldn’t.
No word on whether Marty Dempsey thinks this is “using the uniform for political purposes”. Somehow I doubt it bothers him much. He seems pretty well settled with abridging the rights of Americans, and only sees a problem with “using the uniform” when it is a Veterans’ group that disagrees with his political benefactors.
As commentor Jeff mentions in a previous post, perhaps Stanley can go into Compton, unarmed of course, and collect up all the illegal firearms in possession of the Crips and Bloods. Then he can get them from the Latin Kings and MS-13. Then he can try Chicago, and then DC. And THEN he can talk about the numbers of people “killed by firearms”, provided he isn’t one of them before then. He might need some help, so maybe he should bring Marty Dempsey with him.
When he is finished, he can illuminate the rest of us on how new laws keep criminals from getting firearms, providing examples of how each have worked in the past. Or maybe he can just shut up about my rights, and how he thinks they should be infringed.
If I had to trust someone with my life and my liberty, it sure as hell wouldn’t be Stanley McChrystal or Marty Dempsey. A Marine Corporal? Now you’re talking.