Stanley McChrystal opposes easy availability of Assault Weap
by Ziks511 - 1/15/13 2:00 PM
""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."
He also went on to say that when he was in the US, his weapon was "locked up in the Armoury where it belonged".
He does own an M9 pistol.
Colin Powell is opposed to the availability of Assault-type weapons, as is Joe Scarborough, and 10 year Army veteran Beau Biden, the current Attorney General of Delaware. Of course this last person is a Democrat.