Dean Winslow (above) is (was?) the Trump administration’s nominee for the post of Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs. Testifying before the Senate’s Armed Services committee, the retired Air Force colonel felt compelled — compelled I tell you! — to address Americans’ ability to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms by keeping and bearing an AR-15-style rifle . . .
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 fully auto, or a semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used [in the Texas attack].
As you know, Americans can’t just “go out and buy” a fully automatic rifle (more’s the pity). Which a rifle would have to be if it was, indeed, an “assault rifle.”
Anyway, facts aside, wrong answer. As the AR-15-equipped gentleman who shot the Sutherland Springs spree killer would tell you. But not the civilian disarmament industrial complex, who’ve seized on Mr. Winslow’s comments with all the glee the bloody shirt wavers can manage. Which is a lot.
In fact, for giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United State Constitution’s Second Amendment, we award Mr. Winslow our Gun Zero of the Day award, hoping he’s properly upbraided and sent back into obscurity, without a government position of any kind.