The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011.
According to The Hill,
Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military
members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He
suggested political leaders now need to step up and “do more to protect
our rights and save lives.”
Kelly did not mention that more lives are lost in parts of the
country where gun control is most stringent–places like Chicago–nor did
he explain how passing more laws that interfere with the exercise of
Second Amendment rights is somehow akin to protecting those rights.
In addition to Petraeus, former CIA director Michael Hayden and
retired Admiral Thad Allen have pledged to push for more gun laws with