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Trump Pentagon pick says its 'insane' for civilians to own semi-automatic weapons


Added 11-08-17 04:29:01am EST - “President Trump's nominee to lead the military health system said Tuesday he thinks it is "insane" for civilians to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one a gunman used to kill 26 people at a Texas church.” - Foxnews.com

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Dean Winslow speaking at a confirmation hearing.  (US Senate)

President Trump’s nominee to lead the military health system said Tuesday he thinks it is “insane” for civilians to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one a gunman used to kill 26 people at a Texas church.

Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University and retired Air Force colonel, made his remarks during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Service committee, according to the Washington Examiner.

“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 like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used,” Winslow said. “I think that's an issue not as much for this committee, but elsewhere.”

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