The following was written by Mark Oliva, Manager, Public Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. It is in response to recent comments made by retired military officers about gun restriction laws in the U.S.
Sixteen U.S. senior military officers recently penned a letter to Congress under the banner of the Giffords Veteran Coalition. They chose to lend their military authority and prestige to assist an ongoing political effort to further restrict their fellow law-abiding American citizens’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms because they mistakenly believe they know how to reduce criminal misuse of firearms.
Generals and admirals, this is something that I just can’t salute.
The retired military leaders, who of course deserve accolades for leading forces in combat and humanitarian operations, cited the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas, to call for more gun control laws. Unfortunately, they never mentioned that our nation’s military itself had the tools to prevent this tragedy from ever happening. However, they failed tragically in that mission.
The Sutherland murderer had been convicted of domestic violence in …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life