Retired military commanders including Army Gens. Wesley Clark and Michael Hayden, Navy Admiral Eric Olson, Air Force Lt. Gen. Norman Seip and Marine Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney have announced that they plan to send a letter to Congressional leaders. The group is part of the “veterans coalition” for gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, a former Navy astronaut. They argue that tightening background checks, banning semi-automatic weapons and appearance changing firearms accessories is allowed by a reasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
The group goes further to claim that argue that Congress is “no longer speaking or voting for the majority of Americans, including gun owners.” Please allow me to state here that liberal and entitled former senior officers are no longer speaking for me or my family. I respect their service, but gently point out that nothing in their training and experience qualify then to comment on my protection of myself and family, gun law or firearms technology.
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