So a former general officer wants to take guns away from citizens. Surprise. Not all high-ranking officers see themselves as “the government.” Many remember why they joined. He obviously favors paternalistic government power with the “We’ve got to protect….”
Dear General McChrystal: I would like for you to protect our shores from foreign invaders. But, if they get through you, I’m here. With an AR-15.
The caption box on the news ticker seems to be bugged in my verision of Youtube. It looks like it says “Gen.” Stanley McChrystal… it should read “Prof.” He’s a lecturer at Yale University not in the Army.
No, it doesn’t explode when it hits human flesh. As a paramedic, I’ve seen quite a few shooting victims. In the .223 shootings I’ve seen, the bullet made a sizable exit wound, as you would expect with any high velocity bullet, but made a rather neat hole in any item that was a backstop. (Which in most cases was the wall of a mobile home, go figure.)
keep in mind that McCrystal ran special ops teams who would raid homes in the night, killing, arresting, and interrogating people in their own living rooms. I’m sure he’d agree that removing assault weapons from homes sure would make that job easier!