The Gun Owners of America (GOA) has declared its opposition to appointing General David Petraeus as the next Secretary of State. The GOA is telling supporters that the General is not a friend of ours — in no uncertain terms . . .
Although Petraeus seldom speaks publicly on domestic issues, he hates guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, to co-found the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, an anti-gun organization devoted to “do[ing] more to prevent gun tragedies” by “urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws….”
Petraeus’ “Clinton-like” disregard for American security is the least of his problems. Macy ticked off the ways in which Petraeus’ anti-gun animus could affect his performance at State….
Petraeus would also effectively decide whether to push for ratification of the anti-gun UN Small Arms Treaty.
Finally, Petraeus would have jurisdiction over the international trade (ITAR) regulations. Under Clinton/Kerry “guidance,” these regulations have been expanded to outlaw gunsmithing.
General Petraeus is currently Chairman of KKR Global Institute, an investment firm. Before making a beeline for big bucks, Petraeus served as Director of the CIA, Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and head of the U.S. Central Command. He resigned from the CIA in 2012 after admitting to an extramarital affair with his official biographer, Paula Broadwell. He subsequently pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified materials, stemming from allegations that he provided classified materials to Ms. Broadwell.
Despite being on probation as a result of that guilty plea President-Elect Donald Trump is considering the General for the Secretary of State’s position in the new administration (if appointed he’d have to notify his probation officer of any change in employment,) As of this writing, the President-Elect has not announced a decision. Mitt “MA AWB” Romney, Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton and Bob Corker are reportedly in the running for the slot.