Mass Shooting Coverage

SayUncle is doing a bang up job covering it. As news goes, I’ve gotten tired of covering these things. One thing I will say, however, is people might be surprised that a guy could get away from this on an army base, not realizing that army bases are gun free zones. Soldiers are not permitted to have guns outside of training exercises. We trust our soldiers to protect our freedom, but do not trust them to protect their own lives. I can’t think of anything else that’s more disrespectful to their sacrifice and service than a military that is afraid of its own soldiers with guns. This should change, but I doubt you’ll see our Commander-in-Chief issuing the orders.

2 thoughts on “Mass Shooting Coverage”

  1. That’s not entirely true. It varies from base to base, mostly due to who is in command at the time.

    The last time I was at Ft Campbell (last summer), I had to get a temporary permit for my pistol at the pass ans ID office in order to take it on base.

    Unloaded, ammo separate, etc, but I could have it in the car. I could have also gotten a full time permit, but I don’t go there often enough to justify that.

    That being said, the only time anyone has a gun at base is to go to the range. Or, like me, travelling armed. There isn’t a “carry culture” there, that’s for sure.

  2. Not only are private firearms highly regulated, MPs are not allowed to have a round chambered while on patrol.

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