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Trump Pentagon nominee: ‘It’s insane Americans are allowed to buy AR-15s’

He may have just blown any chance at confirmation

(National SentionelUnconfirmed: One of President Donald J. Trump’s nominees to the Pentagon has made an extremely controversial statement during his Senate confirmation that may cost him his position.

Trump nominated Dr. Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University, to be the Department of Defense’s assistant secretary for health affairs.

During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he was asked about the murderer who shot and killed 26 people at a Baptist church in Texas on Sunday.

Specifically, Winslow was answering a question about the Texas church shooter and whether or not he should have been given a “dishonorable discharge” from the military instead of a bad conduct discharge. The former would have prevented the shooter from purchasing firearms, but in actuality, since Devin P. Kelley was court-martialed by the Air Force for domestic violence, that too should have prevented him from buying guns.

Only, the Air Force failed to report the court-martial to the FBI’s background check system, as required by law.

Winslow acknowledged that failure, but then added: “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 semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used.”

The nominee was castigated by the committee chairman, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for venturing to a place that was not his “field of expertise.”

The Trump administration and the president himself view the Second Amendment as having little restrictions, other than those recognized by the Supreme Court, on gun ownership, so it’s odd that Winslow would make such a remark given that it could hurt his chances of having the GOP-controlled Senate confirm him.

In addition, McCain grilled Winslow over his views on abortion. According to the Washington Examiner, Winslow stated in a presubmitted questionnaire that he believes “therapeutic abortion services should be provided by the military.”

When McCain asked what those are, Winslow said they were those necessary to save the life of the mother.

“You better clean it up doctor or you are going to have trouble getting it through the Senate,” McCain said.

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3 Comments on Trump Pentagon nominee: ‘It’s insane Americans are allowed to buy AR-15s’

  1. Its insane that opium/heroin sales —is trafficking ,has risen by such massive numbers in American ,so that its uncreased BT something Luke 500 % since the removal of the anti drug trade Taliban. The God old opium wars roll on towards the emerald city and just in time ,in antici-p-p-pation ,the wizards magically had the Winter Palace painted green But at night he’s one Hell of a loverThe Rock y horror show must go on,you know

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  2. I know I’m singing to the choir, but I simply can’t let this go by. “To keep and bear arms” was intended to ensure our protection against lawless governmental forces. Any restrictions placed on our CHOICE of armament – as Winslow’s comment suggests – are solely intended to diminish our ability to protect ourselves – from the very lawless governmental forces that are trying to restrict us. In that bygone day, it was the British forces; today, it is the globalists. Winslow and his ilk are the insane ones. But we’re spittin’ in the wind being distracted with such headlines. As I type this, fleets of U.N. Humvees (and tanks on flatbed rail-cars) are coursing across America (often in wee morning hours), setting up military distribution centers and missile launchers hidden in plain site, preparing for the final showdown. Even an AR-15 is pitiful in comparison. While we’ve been lovin’ our many comforts and entertainments, they sold us down the river. It’s now not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’ We should know everything’s in place because of the countless attempts, lately, to touch off civil war, without which they cannot declare Martial law and scuttle what’s left of our tattered Constitutional rights.

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  3. God, McCain, or McNasty I should say, is such an arrogant pile of cowdung.
    Let’s say it again though ; a gun is just an object. It’s the human mind that interacts with the object that causes the problems.
    The globalist creeps just want us disarmed. They want Orwell’s boot just a little closer to our faces.
    Sorry, Schmuckos, ain’t happenin’ !!

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