Readings – Former CIA, NSA directors, retired generals, launch gun control group

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Former CIA, NSA directors, retired generals, launch gun control group 

Ian Allen, June 14, 2016, Intel News

“Former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, as well as several 3- and 4-star generals and admirals have launched a new effort to control the sales of guns in the United States. The effort is certain to attract attention after last weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The group, which calls itself Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, is led by former CIA Director David Petraeus, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, and US Army General (ret.) Stanely McChrystal. ” ~ Continue reading

For further information, see Americans for Responsible Solutions, including comments from several group members:

Captain Mark Kelly –

“As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the homeland. Now we’re asking our leaders to do more to protect our rights and save lives. Gabby and I are grateful to all of these incredible veterans and leaders who are using their voice to call for commonsense change that makes our communities safer.”

Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett –

“As a former Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, I know that our Sailors had to be well versed in the use of firearms. I saw first hand the incredible power of firearms, and I know the precautions we taught to keep people safe. But I also know the dangers guns pose when they are in the hands of dangerous people. Making our communities safer from gun violence shouldn’t have to be a partisan idea – it’s just a commonsense idea. That’s why so many Americans – including veterans like me – support these policies. We’re standing together and demanding commonsense change because we have a responsibility to leave to our kids and grandkids a country that is safer from gun violence.”

Brigadier General Stephen Cheney –

“Each year, approximately 6,000 of our fellow veterans take their own life, and two-thirds of those veterans who choose to end their life do so with a gun. We know that this gun violence crisis has many causes, and therefore, that there is no single solution. But I’m joining this effort because I know that we can do better.”

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1 Response to Readings – Former CIA, NSA directors, retired generals, launch gun control group

  1. ann summers says:

    As important as continuing a regulatory discourses is, it’s also important to note that the security culture and industry also engages in profiting from a variety of collateral activities: For example Chertoff’s company making millions from security technologies, and of course the implication of our intelligence agencies in supporting elements in the global small arms industry which are necessary for counter-terrorism initiatives. And of course there are the more subaltern political motivations for post-government lobbying and pundit activity

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