As Jeff Cooper once said, “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
While the President understands that guns are not to blame for the problem of recurrent mass shootings in America, his nominee for assistant secretary of defense for health affairs feels otherwise.
Dr. Dean Winslow believes it is “insane” that people in the U.S. can purchase high-power semi-automatic guns.
He feels it is nonsensical for people to be able to buy these types of guns like the one just used by the shooter in Sutherland Springs, Texas church.
According to breitbart:
On Tuesday DOD nominee Dr. Dean Winslow told the Senate Committee on Armed Services that it is “insane” that Americans can buy AR-15 rifles.
Winslow is nominated to be the Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs.
His statement on AR-15s was unsolicited. He made it after answering a question about the Air Force reporting failure that allowed killer Devin Kelley to pass background check for a firearm.
Winslow answered the question then added, “I’d also like to, and I may get in trouble with other members of the committee, just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a fully auto, or a semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used [in the Texas attack].”
It should be noted that AR-15 was also the rifle that Stephen Willeford used to shoot Devin Kelley and end the Texas church attack. And Willeford’s use of the rifle is a reminder that gun control aimed at getting rid of AR-15s would have guaranteed the law-abiding citizen lacked one for defense of congregants while in now way guaranteeing that criminals would comply with laws against possession of the rifles