Re: "Just where did liberals have any influence on soldiers not being armed
. . . ."You're not seriously suggesting that disarming
people and making military installations defenseless free-fire zones is some
conservative plot?Who, but liberals would come up with such a
So do those of us in the military now get to carry a weapon to protect ourselves
on-base if we choose to do so?Oh, no....we can't do that. You
see, these are only "isolated incidences".Fort Hood #1....13
dead.Navy shipyard.....13 dead.Ford Hood #2....3
dead.And, I bet $100 that 'Gary O's' "facts"
are not really facts.Even IF they are....this law has to go be
" capable, well-trained soldiers who were disarmed, left unprotected, and
predictably, massacred."Just where did liberals have any
influence on soldiers not being armed when on duty on an army base? I remember not having live ammo when doing guard duty in 1961. Hardly a
liberal policy then. Yea, if you're not armed in an open area
when a gunfight breaks out you're in trouble. Just how often has that
happen in your neighborhood over the last century?
The Army requires its soldiers to get a physical each and every year (I know, I
went through several myself), why not during this process do they not require
them to spend an hour getting a psych eval? Many of these issue can be spotted
early on and treated.I always got the impression the Army did
it's suicide awareness campaigns as a goal to stay off CNN rather than care
for the individual Soldier.
Re: "And of course the very first comment to this article was not an
expression of sympathy for the families of those affected but instead someone
worried about defending their gun rights."And, interestingly,
the second comment is a mocking expression of disgust anyone who is deeply
concerned for those Fort Hood families, AND for how this regime's cynical
political exploitation of this, and other horrendous human tragedies, will
affect our own families.You see, they're every bit as important
to us as the families of those brave, capable, well-trained soldiers who were
disarmed, left unprotected, and predictably, massacred.For no better
reason than they work in what liberals want to turn the Nation into -- a
government-enforced free-fire zone.
Hey TRUTH - You're saying Obama banned guns on military bases? That's
far from the truth.Weapons were restricted by Department of Defense
Directive AD-A272 76 Number 5210.56 issued in February 1992 during the HGW Bush
administration.I know, I know . . . Your hero Rush Limbaugh,
Hannity, Beck and others of that ilk are telling big lies and blaming a gun ban
on Bill Clinton, but facts remain facts no matter how much Right Wingers wish
they were not true. Please feel free to look it up.
Google this: a272176.pdf
This is an awful tragedy. Condolences to the families of the victims, and
hopefully a full and complete recovery for the wounded. Mental
health treatment is such a complex issue when blended with privacy laws, gun
laws, base procedures, DOD policies, etc. It is far more complex than
bumper-sticker slogans and extreme positions. For those who have never lived on
a military base, you really have missed out on one of life's true treats.
The bond forged between families is unbreakable and cuts across all racial and
socio-economic issues. I miss my days living in base housing.
And of course the very first comment to this article was not an expression of
sympathy for the families of those affected but instead someone worried about
defending their gun rights.
Let's hope that we remain focused on the root of the problem here which is
mental illness! These NRA gun banning side shows by the POTUS do nothing to
remedy these types of tragedies!