Thursday, April 03, 2014
FORT HOOD: ACT II
Once again we are reminded about how unprotected military personnel on our own bases really are. Although this latest shooting was by a military man authorized to be on the base, had the rest of the place been full of armed and already trained personnel, the incident would have been stopped in short order.
Military personnel, having undergone basic - and often advanced - weapons training, should be allowed to carry, at the very least, sidearms while on our bases.
In my view, the military has also gotten far too casual about how wide open our bases are, allowing just about anybody to come and go as they please. And as far as depending on the local police to provide protection?
Police never show up until after a crime has been committed.
And as for making a military base a "weapons free" zone?
That's light years beyond stupid.
We've been shown that twice now at Fort Hood.
To alter a famous quote just a bit:
"Shoot me once, shame on you. Shoot me twice, shame on me."