TTAG reader NEIOWA read Lt General Russel Honore’s comments about “America’s gun culture” and email the retired military man:
Your recent comments, as reported in the libtard US Today newpaper, regarding the firearms are poorly informed. Or worse. Given the very poor accuracy of this rag, perhaps US Today’s reporting does not accurately reflect your comments or opinions. The lowest quality “newspaper” in the US and not the place to appear. However, if accurate I would like to offer to help you with references that will assist with properly retraining yourself on this critical part of our constitution . . .
The 2nd Amendment DOES guarantee that citizens can carry any individual weapon, anywhere at any time they may choose. Unfortunately the world has changed and citizens have become aware they need to take responsibility for protecting themselves and their family. The government has no responsibility, ability, or demonstrated competence to do such..
We both took an oath to the Constitution. There is no sunset and it is important to understand it.
Lt General Russel Honore (Ret) wrote back:
Okay thanks for reaching out ,and your offer to help , I am aware of the right to bare arms , Iam saying that we have a current movement for everyone to carry ever where , and we should have a conversation about that , having commanded a Infantry Division and a ARMY with thousands of troops with live Ammunition , the Accidents and Incidents happen frequently , imagine Tiger stadium with 90,000 people with guns and ample beer on hand , or our own French Quarter with open carry , people go the quarter to drink , I would be glad to discuss , if everyone in movie had a gun as some politicians suggested and one person started shooting after first rounds went off you could have multiple friendly fire KIA and WIA
In this gun fight there are no rules of engagement , I have loaded guns in my home in secure area , inside the intent of the law and but I refuse to take a gun with me to take my grandkids to get ice cream , so I would like to talk , I have gotten several comments on email and social media who disagree most are angry words and even threats we need to speak about the unspeakable , Iam not about taking people guns , FBI data show mass shooting with AA rifles and Auto pistols with large mags cause more KIA and WIA then by 50% more per incident ,
LT General Russel Honore (Ret)
See/Smell Something, Say Something,
Do Something, Take a picture Call 911
UPDATE from NEIOWA:
Despite what some of the “members” may think, one doesn’t typically get stars by being a moron. Some may dip way too much into the politics.
Note that I have absolutely no prior contact with the General. Never met or heard of him while I was in the Army. I do vaguely recall that he was the Katrina guy.
I sent him what I thought was a civil msg and he responded in kind. Have exchanged a couple emails since.
As the other msg I sent you I invited the General to visit TTAG and to learn more about the current state of affairs and he responded that he will do so. Perhaps we can educate him. Retired General Officers would be good to have on our side. “Generals for the 2nd”. I know Two retired Infantry that I once upon a time closely worked for who made/are 3 Star. Often more towards the FUDD end of things.