Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is used to fielding questions from troops about deployments to Afghanistan, military retirement and family benefits, but a question from a soldier on Thursday led the Pentagon chief to wade in to the thorny politics of gun control.
From the framing of the question, the soldier sounded skeptical of gun control, asking what proposals the Obama administration would make to protect children in schools that “don’t tear apart the Second Amendment.”
Mr. Panetta, however, made no bones about his support for the Obama administration’s proposals and noted that he helped with former President Bill Clinton’s effort in 1994 to “ban the sale of assault weapons.” Mr. Panetta said he supported that ban as well as prohibitions on armor-piercing bullets.
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is used to fielding questions from troops about deployments to Afghanistan,…
by Tactical-Life / Jan 17, 2013