General Cosgrove was recently interviewed on TV by Leigh Sales a reporter from the ABC.
If you are a local government official do yourself a favor and take a moment and read his reply to the reporter question when she asked him about guns and children. My thought is this is probably one of the best replies given to a reporter.
Below is the portion of the interview between ABC journalist Leigh Sales and General Cosgrove - who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.
LEIGH SALES (The reporter):
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
But aren't you equipping them to become violent killers.
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?
The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over.