Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal calls for 'serious' gun control measures
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#1 Jan 8, 2013
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal calls for 'serious' gun control measures, says military-style guns..
Source: 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.
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#2 Jan 12, 2013
Another right winger for sensible gun control laws.
#3 Jan 12, 2013
Hitler took away guns.
Mussolini took away guns.
Barry Obama wants to take away guns.
#4 Jan 12, 2013
Completely untrue. Hitler took away guns only from the Jews.
#5 Jan 12, 2013
Hitler took away the guns from all that were not part of his Nazi regime. And then killed them. Mussolini took away the guns from all citizens. Barry Obama wants to take away guns from US citizens.
#6 Jan 12, 2013
Sorry. That simply isn't true/
Which won't stop you from posting it, of course. You routinely post lies.
#7 Jan 12, 2013
In your hero's own words:
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country." --Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens.
Hitler took away the guns.
Mussolini took away the guns.
Barry Obama is for taking away the guns.
#8 Jan 12, 2013
This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access to firearms. The proposed orders are exceedingly tame, but Drudge’s reaction is actually a common conservative response to any invocation of gun control.
The NRA, Fox News, Fox News (again), Alex Jones, email chains, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Gun Owners of America, etc., all agree that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (“America’s most aggressive defender of firearms ownership”) is built almost exclusively around this notion, popularizing posters of Hitler giving the Nazi salute next to the text:“All in favor of ‘gun control’ raise your right hand.”
In his 1994 book, NRA head Wayne LaPierre dwelled on the Hitler meme at length, writing:“In Germany, Jewish extermination began with the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938, signed by Adolf Hitler.”
And it makes a certain amount of intuitive sense: If you’re going to impose a brutal authoritarian regime on your populace, better to disarm them first so they can’t fight back.
Unfortunately for LaPierre et al., the notion that Hitler confiscated everyone’s guns is mostly bogus. And the ancillary claim that Jews could have stopped the Holocaust with more guns doesn’t make any sense at all if you think about it for more than a minute.
There are thousands of other unbiased sources on the Internet that tell the truth about this. Not that this will make any difference to you - you'll keep posting lies.
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