Trump Considers Anti-Gun Activist David Petraeus as Secretary of State

David Petraeus, Mark Kelly Anti-Gun
David Petraeus, Mark Kelly Anti-Gun
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun activist David Petraeus is under consideration for the position of Secretary of State in the Trump administration.

Although Petraeus seldom speaks publicly on domestic issues, he hates guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, to co-found the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, an anti-gun organization devoted to “do[ing] more to prevent gun tragedies” by “urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws.”

Not surprisingly, the Leftist media is elated that a gun-hater like Petraeus might be awarded the top Cabinet post by Trump.

This is true even though Petraeus, in November 2012, resigned as CIA Director and pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to a biographer with whom he was having an extramarital affair.

But Petraeus' “Clinton-like” disregard for American security is the least of his problems.

As Secretary of State, Petraeus would play a key role in deciding whether to remove the U.S. from the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT).

This agreement would mandate gun registration, and would authorize comprehensive gun bans — all goals supported by Petraeus' colleagues Kelly and Giffords.

Petraeus would effectively decide whether to push for ratification of the anti-gun UN Small Arms Treaty.

Finally, Petraeus would have jurisdiction over the international trade (ITAR) regulations. Under Clinton/Kerry “guidance,” these regulations have been expanded to outlaw gunsmithing.

In addition, a gun technician who communicates “how-to” information about guns on the Internet (without purchasing a $2,250 State Department license) could be prosecuted and imprisoned.

You can read GOA's comments against these anti-gun State Department regulations here.

If anti-gun Patraeus is nominated and confirmed, we can expect these policies to be continued and expanded.

Donald Trump was elected with the broad support of members of the Second Amendment community.

We believe it would be a huge mistake to begin his transition by putting an anti-gun activist in a position where he could regulate and ban guns.

Sincerely,

Tim Macy
Chairman

Please contact President-elect Donald Trump at [email protected] Ask him to reject the idea of nominating anti-gun activist David Petraeus to the post of Secretary of State.

 

You can copy-and-paste the pre-written letter below to email Trump.

—– Copy-and-Paste this Letter to President-elect Donald Trump —–

Dear President-elect Trump:

I understand that anti-gun activist David Petraeus is under consideration for the position of Secretary of State in your administration.

But I agree with Gun Owners of America that Patraeus would be a disastrous choice.

Although Petraeus seldom speaks publicly on domestic issues, he hates guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, to co-found the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, an anti-gun organization devoted to “do[ing] more to prevent gun tragedies” by “urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws.”

Not surprisingly, the Leftist media is elated that a gun-hater like Petraeus might be awarded a top Cabinet post. This is true even though Patraeus, in November 2012, resigned as CIA Director and pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to a biographer with whom he was having an extramarital affair.

But Petraeus' “Clinton-like” disregard for American security is the least of his problems.

As Secretary of State, Petraeus would play a key role in deciding whether to remove the U.S. from the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT). This agreement would mandate gun registration, and would authorize comprehensive gun bans — all goals supported by Patraeus' colleagues Kelly and Giffords.

Petraeus would effectively decide whether to push for ratification of the anti-gun UN Small Arms Treaty.

Finally, Petraeus would have jurisdiction over the international trade (ITAR) regulations. Under Clinton/Kerry “guidance,” these regulations have been expanded to outlaw gunsmithing. In addition, a gun technician who communicates “how-to” information about guns on the Internet (without purchasing a $2,250 State Department license) could be prosecuted and imprisoned.

You can read GOA's comments against these anti-gun State Department regulations here.

If anti-gun Petraeus is nominated and confirmed, we can expect these policies to be continued and expanded.

Sir, you were elected with the broad support of members of the Second Amendment community. We believe it would be a huge mistake to begin his transition by putting an anti-gun activist in a position whether he could regulate and ban guns.

Sincerely,

 

About Gun Owners of America (GOA):

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.

For more information, visit: www.gunowners.org.

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Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

The Secretary of State is the lead person when international trade and treaties are considered. Bans and limitation of trade of firearms is a goal of the UN and some nations.

I suggest that John Bolton IS the man who should be Secretary of State.

Raymond Miller
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Raymond Miller

That’s my choice also.

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

Done! Email sent!

Colen
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Colen

Don’t fully support the 2nd Amendment. Don’t fully expect to ever be reelected. It’s that simple.

Nathaniel T
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Nathaniel T

If he posts Betrayus to the position then write Congress, the Speaker of the House and Vice President Ryan and demand the enact the 25th Amendment and declare Trump mentally unfit for office…. this can be done almost right after he swears in. Be the shortest presidency in American history…..

Dan
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Dan

Trump’s Leftists Picks & Potential Picks – many with huge anti-2nd Amendment Ties “I’m going to have the best people.” Well, Donald, this certainly ain’t “awesome.” Secretary of the Treasury – Steven Mnuchin (PICKED): a Goldman Sachs founder’s grandson and Globalist communist supporter George Soros’ associate. What about all of Trump’s accusations of “Lying Ted” Cruz being owned by Goldman Sachs??? Cruz’s wife is a Goldman Sachs pee-on employee compared to this guy. I thought that Trump was going to “kill the New World Order” and globalism? Secretary of State – retired Gen. Petreaus (STRONGLY CONSIDERED): VERY active anti 2nd… Read more »

Rock
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Rock

I give a huge THUMBS DOWN to Petraeus or Betrayus… NFW !

Raymond Miller
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Raymond Miller

Maybe be-tray-us is the right name for Petraeus after all.

Raymond Miller
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Raymond Miller

It’s to damned bad that whack job who shot Gifford wasn’t using hollow point ammo.

Jay
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Jay

I think him joining an anti-American gun grabbing group as one of it’s leaders speaks volumes in and of itself yes?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Weather you want Donald Trump to reject the idea of nominating anti-gun activist David Patraeus to the post of Secretary of State (he hates your Right to own guns so much that he teamed up with anti-gun leader Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, to co-found the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, an anti-gun organization.) or to repeal the GCA and the NFA. Trump owes us: No Second Amendment no Second Term. [email protected]

S
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S

As a gun owner of many years I find it strange that you have not posted anything to clearly state his position. You are making huge assumptions on his stance. Have you asked him?

Jack Moore
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Jack Moore

Have you asked him whether teaming up with Mark Kelly to spread false statistics and scare tactics means he wants to take away veterans guns? No, because it does.