Skip to comments.Trump's DOD Nominee: It Is 'Insane' That 'a Civilian Can Go Out and Buy an AR-15'
Posted on 11/09/2017 7:12:21 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
President Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense For Health Affairs, Dr. Dean Winslow, told the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Tuesday that it is "insane" that American citizens can "go out and buy" an AR-15 rifle.
He admitted that this statement could get him "in trouble with other members of the committee," but he felt it necessary to speak out against the Second Amendment nonetheless.
Winslow gave this opinion after being asked about the Air Force's failure to report that mass killer Devin Kelley had been court-martialed for domestic abuse, which bans him from possessing a firearm. Rather than focus on the failure of a law already on the books, Winslow blamed the weapon itself.
As has been pointed out, Stephen Willeford -- the civilian hero and NRA instructor who ended the rampage -- used his AR-15 to take out Texas shooter Devin Kelley. Apparently, Dr. Winslow either isn't aware of that fact or simply chose to ignore it.
In either case, Second Amendment activists have reason to be concerned about this nominee.
It's troubling enough that Democrats are determined to get rid of the Second Amendment (without actually changing a letter of the Constitution) without unelected Republican nominees siding with them on gun control.
Devin Kelly was ex-Air Force.
Hey DoD, he’s one of yours.
Lay off of Civilians.
He’s out in that case. Of course, the dims will want to run him through quickly.
They should have asked this guy why there is a Second Amendment. It’s not about hunting or self defense on the streets.
Another one that needs to be excused and replaced ASAP.
It is insane to go out a buy “a” ar-15.
I should be able to buy more than one.
Wow! Who the hell is vetting these nominees for Trump? Obama?
Its insane hes a Trump nominee.
When shtf maybe then he’ll understand...like the Korean business owners understood during the L.A. riots!
This jackass in livery seems to forget that he works for US
I have decided never again to buy an AR ... henceforth, I'm building them. It's much more fun.
He sure has a low opinion of civilians.
And seems to have forgotten that the F0rt Hood terror attack was perpetrated by an Army officer.
No; what’s insane is this person being considered for any position of authority in the government.
So, who cares what the Secretary of Defense For Health Affairs says anyway?
Here’s this guys job and he should stay in his lane by keeping his flytrap shut:
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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD[HA]):
Is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for health issues
Administers the Military Health System (MHS) budget
Oversees the development of medical policies, analyses, and
recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and the Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness
Issues guidance to Department of Defense (DoD) components on medical matters
Is the principal advisor to the Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness on matters of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) medical defense programs and deployment matters pertaining to force health
Co-chairs the Armed Services Biomedical Research Evaluation and Management Committee
In addition,the ASD(HA) exercises authority, direction, and control over the:
Defense Health Agency
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Armed Services Blood Program Office
Send him home. What other rights does he intend to scale back?
I wanna kick the scumbag doctor’s ass.
For telling me its “insane” to defend myself.
A gun after all, is just a tool. The good doc should go ahead and push for a knife ban while he’s at it.
Lots of ways to kill people. Its legal to have an instrument to do with it, not the deed.
Build them and make them. Most of these clowns in the media and government haven’t yet figured this out.
It’s insane that insane murderous people are running around free.
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