Letting Trained Soldiers Carry Firearms? Why, That’s Just Crazy Talk – If You’re a Homicidal Lunatic Looking to Salughter a Bunch of Soldiers
Bill Quick

GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases.

The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.”

This is the third mass shooting on a military base in five years, and it’s because our trained soldiers aren’t allowed to carry defensive weapons. Anti-gun activists have turned our military bases into soft targets for killers.

Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers. It’s time to repeal this deadly anti-gun law before it creates another mass killing. This is another tragedy created by anti-gun activists. If members of Congress are protected by loaded automatic weapons in the Capitol they have no right to deny that right to trained soldiers on base.

In 1991, just six miles from Fort Hood, we suffered a mass shooting at a Luby’s cafeteria of civilians who by law had to leave their guns in their cars. Texas responded to this tragedy by passing a concealed carry bill allowing civilians to defend themselves in public. It’s time for Congress to allow soldiers to defend themselves on base before this happens again.

Stockman’s bill would repeal two military gun control regulations and nullify any additional provisions which prohibit trained military personnel from carrying “officially issued or personally owned firearms on military bases.”

It would also bar the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of military departments from reinforcing these types of regulations and bar the President from issuing an executive order.

Sounds like an excellent idea to me.  Let’s do it!

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Letting Trained Soldiers Carry Firearms? Why, That’s Just Crazy Talk – If You’re a Homicidal Lunatic Looking to Salughter a Bunch of Soldiers — 1 Comment

  1. Agreed, but the freepers can’t really assign blame on the Cigar Shover because he hadn’t been elected yet when the DoD issued the directive. Dubya apparently had nothing to do with it, either, since it was not an executive order, just an internal change in DoD rules. I’m guessing the Luby’s Cafeteria shooting in nearby Killeen had something to do with the prevailing anti-gun hysteria at the time, and also the media focusing on people “going postal” back then.