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“If you’ve been on the battlefield, you’ve probably carried an M4 carabiner or something similar. And it fires a 5.56 (mm) round at 3,000 feet per second. And when it hits human flesh, it does terrible damage. It’s supposed to, and that’s what our soldiers should carry. I don’t want them on our streets; I don’t want them in our schools; I don’t think that most people are prepared to carry them. So I think we have to have a very, very serious look at why we even would consider having guns like that.”

Retired U.S. general STANLEY McCHRYSTAL, former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, remarking on sensible gun control laws, on The Daily Show