November 8, 2017
One of Trump's nominees for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs recently said something that should make every gun rights advocate cringe.
While in front of a Senate Committee recently, Dr. Dean Winslow stated that it was "insane" that a civilian can go out and buy an AR-15 rifle.
Dr. Winslow made the statement when answering a question concerning the Air Force's failure to report to NICS concerning Texas Church shooter Devin Kelly's violent past, consequently allowing him to purchase firearms.
After answering the committees questions, Dr. Winslow added of his own volition:
“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].”And even though Devin Kelley did use an AR-15 Rifle to kill 26 church goers, we must also remember that he was stopped by a civilian also legally owned an AR-15, and who had a conceal carry permit to do so.
It is important to understand that criminals will always seek to find guns regardless of any laws on the books which would prohibit them from possessing them. This is why we must have the ability to own firearms (including AR - 15s ) so that even the odds against those who would seek to do us harm.
It is a scary thought that we have a nominee going for such a powerful position in government, which thinks it is "insane" for Americans to exercise their right to "keep and bear arms", including AR-15 rifles.
Also remember the old saying... "If you give an inch, they'll take a mile".
Stand firm on your unalienable God given right of self protection and the right to keep and bear arms which "shall not be infringed".