Sunday, December 01, 2013

Marines With Guns?

After the Fort Hood shooting, in which 13 soldiers were killed and 30 were injured, I heard some gun-banning idiots saying "See, even highly-armed military facilities aren't secure against nut jobs with guns. We need to ban guns." Of course most of these slack-jawed milksops have probably never been anywhere near an Army post. If they had, they'd know that military bases are largely "gun-free zones" just like Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary, etc... At least one high ranking military official would like to see that changed.

According to an article at The Truth About Guns (TTAG): "The decision to disarm military bases—DOD Directive 5210.56—was a political one implemented during Bush the Elder’s administration and allowed to continue to present day[.]" (Bush 1 was a pencil-neck who was definitely no friend of the Second Amendment.) The way it stands now, except for a few military policemen and soldiers on live-fire shooting ranges (or in actual combat), our servicemen and women are disarmed while on duty.

After seeing the Ft. Hood massacre, U.S. Navy Yard shootings, and an on-base murder-suicide, the head of the least PC branch of our services is calling for a change to that policy. The Marine Corps commandant, Gen. Jim Amos, outlined his plan to his senior officers in September. According to "It calls for a variety of new initiatives, including the installation of security cameras in each barracks, the incorporation of more staff noncommissioned officers and officers on duty, and the arming of all officers on duty and staff NCOs on duty at all times[.]"

Given the skinny anti-gun wussy who is the commander-in-chief, I doubt such changes will come to fruition. As long as we have a national policy where American Devil Dogs can be killed from a lack of shooting back, that remains completely unacceptable.