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Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control

NomadacNomadac Senior MemberPosts: 902 Senior Member
Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control.
Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Pet who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control.

Very disappointing.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/11/29/gen-petraeus-reenlisting-to-push-gun-control-n2252100?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=raeus,

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  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    I hope Trump "passes" on him for further consideration
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    He is reverting to his old Army Commanders mentality............one GI does something stupid, punish them all by making a command decision to order all of them not to do or have something so it won't happen again or not as often.

    He sure didn't have any trouble finding and using his "Gun Fer Fun" did he. Followed the wrong leader.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,749 Senior Member
    I had a lot of respect for Gen. Petraeus - now, not so much.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    I guess I am the only one that finds it ironic that Trump is considering the general for Sec State. Petraeus found guilty on the whole classified thingy, while Trump ran on Hilary being inexcusable for that whole classified thingy. But we know Petraeus was railroaded and she is a D so that's all OK. And of course he is a gun grabber to boot. One would think he would not even be considered and certainly not a finalist. In trump we trust.:roll:
  • casinoroyalecasinoroyale Member Posts: 68 Member
    Picking Patraeus would indeed be very hypocritical. I think Trump just likes the attention of having lots of important people come to Trump Tower and try to appease him in order to get a job. My guess is that Corker or Romney will be Secretary of State.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,626 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I love all this dissecting of minutiae and fantasy micromanagement of the president elect. All it does is give clicks and ratings to the news hounds.

    I don't care what the road to stated goals is as long as he gets there. Loosing cycles on this is truly useless...


    Any means to an end, huh?

    So the fact that a gun control advocate is even being considered doesn't bother you? Maybe this is all a part of the subterfuge and guile that has been a part of Trump's ascent to the presidency so far? Oh wait, I thought we liked trump because he doesn't compromise or back down, doesn't bother with 'minutiae' like subterfuge... he just tells you how it is and makes you accept it.

    What a straight shooter.:roll:

    It may be old news, but do you suppose the General has changed his views?
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    Any means to an end, huh?

    I thought we liked trump because he doesn't compromise or back down, doesn't bother with 'minutiae' like subterfuge... he just tells you how it is and makes you accept it.

    No, I like Trump because of the hilda beast.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,749 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    It may be old news, but do you suppose the General has changed his views?

    I got an email blast just yesterday from either NRA or GOA opposing his appointment.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    I posted an article a while back on his support of gun control measures. I no longer remember the context, but he was a vehement supporter of a Clinton-style "assault weapon" ban.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,626 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I posted an article a while back on his support of gun control measures. I no longer remember the context, but he was a vehement supporter of a Clinton-style "assault weapon" ban.

    Well, sure...civilians shouldn't own war implements.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    No, I like Trump because of the hilda beast.
    I'm with you. Unless Trump accomplishes something extraordinary I am not a fan. Hillary as POTUS and Bill as the First Philanderer was unthinkable.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,722 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I posted an article a while back on his support of gun control measures. I no longer remember the context, but he was a vehement supporter of a Clinton-style "assault weapon" ban.

    Here's the thread...
    http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?29182-Gen-%28ret%29-Petraeus-in-favor-gun-control&highlight=petraeus
    Overkill is underrated.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yep - that's the one. He's pretty clear about where his intent/support lies.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,722 Senior Member
    Read an article that pointed out that Petraeus DID plead to a misdemeanor charge and is currently on probation. If he got the job as SecState, he'd have to request permission from his probation officer to move out of North Carolina, and would have to get permission to go on every out of state and out of country trip he went on for the duration of his probation.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    Read an article that pointed out that Petraeus DID plead to a misdemeanor charge and is currently on probation. If he got the job as SecState, he'd have to request permission from his probation officer to move out of North Carolina, and would have to get permission to go on every out of state and out of country trip he went on for the duration of his probation.
    Or get a presidential pardon?
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,722 Senior Member
    Yeah, there is that.

    Be kinda odd, though. And I'm sure it would set some sort of precedent.... "I pardoned Gen. Petraeus so he could fulfill his job duties..."
    Overkill is underrated.
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