Ft. Hood: A Gun-Free Zone

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    So......It's an Army post, yet none of these highly trained military personnel can carry?

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    You would think that people in the military would have an abundance of Privately owned weapons, and you would be right. However you have to keep your weapons in an authorized arms room and have to sign them out only when you are going to a range or hunting. I don't believe there is any concealed carry authorized on any military base.

    But I do believe in Gun Control

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    Right.

    But you'd think that you'd have some MPs or LEs or whathaveya within striking distance, rather than having the civie cops come in to put that nut down.
     
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    On most military bases now...the civie rent-a-cops are what you have. Contracted out.
     
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    Not "rent-a-cops"...civilian DoD police.
     
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    Wait a fucking minute?

    They made a military location "gun free"? Are people really this stupid?
     
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    I voiced my opinion on this earlier. It's idiotic that on a military base, there's no one around to pop one off into a crazed butcher.
     
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    Fact is that they responded very quickly. Much better than most civilian police forces would have. Also before the firing ended there were people performing first aid on the wounded, Again you won't find that in the civilian world.

    In fact there is one troop who though wounded twice was pulling others out of the range of fire.

    Pfc. James Armstrong I hope he receives the Soldiers Medal. Though I'm not positive of the criteria, might not be eligible because we are at war.
     
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    There's PLENTY of concealed carry though, from military members who have checked out weapons for duty or personal use.

    At any given time, BESIDES the military police, there should be plenty of people with a firearm handy.
     
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    I'd say it's quite arguable that Hassan became an enemy the moment he pulled the trigger.
     

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