Retired Four Star General Makes Questionable Remarks After Jacksonville Shooting
By Micah Rate
After a mass shooting, Second Amendment supporters often see analysts and commentators in the news media make outrageous claims about gun violence and the type of firearms used to carry out mass shootings. The latest was a retired four-star Army general who stated that some mass shooters use “automatic” weapons to carry out their mass murders.
Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, a retired four-star Army general and a man awarded three Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam, appeared on MSNBC’s MSNBC Live With David Gura Sunday to offer his thoughts on the recent mass shooting in Jacksonville, Fla. The shooting left two people dead and 11 others wounded. The shooter also died. Newsbusters, a non-profit production of the Media Research Center (MRC), quickly picked up on the general’s bizarre claim.
At the beginning of his comments, Gen. McCaffrey states, “David, I think we’re getting inured to this, getting accustomed to it. We’re having mass shootings with semi-automatic weapons or automatic weapons on a regular basis.”
The last day in combat as an infantry company commander in Vietnam, I got shot by a machine gun. We probably had the same level of casualties, around 20 wounded and three or four …Read the Rest
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