Trump DOD Nominee: ‘Insane’ that Americans Can Buy an AR-15


On Tuesday DOD nominee Dr. Dean Winslow told the Senate Committee on Armed Services that it is “insane” that Americans can buy AR-15 rifles.

Winslow is nominated to be the Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs.

His statement on AR-15s was unsolicited. He made it after answering a question about the Air Force reporting failure that allowed killer Devin Kelley to pass background check for a firearm.

Winslow answered the question then added, “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].”

It should be noted that AR-15 was also the rifle that Stephen Willeford used to shoot Devin Kelley and end the Texas church attack. And Willeford’s use of the rifle is a reminder that gun control aimed at getting rid of AR-15s would have guaranteed the law-abiding citizen lacked one for defense of congregants while in now way guaranteeing that criminals would comply with laws against possession of the rifles.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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