by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Retired General McChrystal has, basically, stated in the beginning of January 2013 that, as far as he is concerned, military style guns MUST ONLY be in the hands of the military as in the hands of civilians they could endanger the lives of law enforcement and/or soldiers.
He wants all guns that essentially have the same capability, though not automatic fire, as guns carried by the military are taken away from the people and this becomes especially clear when one is able to read between the lines of what he said and considers his body language.
He said, amongst other things: “I spent a career carrying typically either an M16 or an M4 Carbine. An M4 Carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56mm, at about 3000 ft per second. When it hits a human body., the effects are devastating. It's designed for that. That's what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don't think there's any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around schools in America.”
“We've got to take a serious look – I understand everyone's desire to have what they want – but we've got to protect our children, we've got to protect our police, (our military), we've got to protect our population. Serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges and I just don't think that's enough.”
When one reads and hears that we can see where this is leading and that they are about to come after your guns that you have the right to own, as Americans, under the Second Amendment.
First they are, once again, are going after the so-called assault weapons (which they are not as those guns are not automatic and only fire single rounds and not even burst let alone auto fire) and want to ban the sale and the possession of those.
However, it is becoming obvious that a government that is scared of its population being armed is not going to stop at simply at those guns. They will, sooner or later, be headed into the direction of banning the possession of handguns above a certain caliber and also of a certain magazine capacity and as far as rifles go single-shot and low magazine capacity rifles and shotguns will be, if you are lucky, permitted in private hands.
Some people are also talking of requiring citizens to, if they continue to be permitted to keep arms, to have those stored in guarded “arsenals” and ammo locked away separate also.
While the situation as to gun ownership was a little different in Britain there was a time when anyone could, basically, own a rifle and revolver but this right – in fact it was a requirement to keep and maintain a firearm – was removed under the War Powers Act that was put in force after the Irish Troubles in 1912 and with the coming of the First World War this was tightened even further. Shotguns, however, were exempt and any Brit had, until much later, the right to own shotguns. That all is gone now and, to some degree, because everyone let the government get away with it because they believed that everything was going to be safer that way. Well, it is not.
Beware and act...