With F Troop “sheltering in place” within.
I have written for years about America’s absurd paramilitarized bureaucracy: the federal Secretary of Education who employs not a single teacher but is the only education minister in the western world with his own SWAT team; Virginia’s beverage regulators with their crack sparkling waterboarding team; USDA’s Bunny Team Six; Wisconsin’s Deer Team Six; the IRS agents ready to take out your W2 with an AR-15…
Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military. So when a lone shooter opens up at an army base, Fort Shock’n’Awe has to call 911 and “shelter in place” until the county sheriff arrives. For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform.
This seems, to put it politely, perverse – even for bases that don’t sprawl over 340 square miles and have a population of 56,000. Years ago, American comics used to mock the unarmed British constabulary. Was it Robin Williams who did that routine about the copper in pursuit of a ne’er-do-well? “Stop! Or I’ll shout ‘Stop!’ again…” The United States Government has taken it to the next level: everyone’s armed except the army.
So what happens to a nation stupid, gutless, and feckless enough to render its defenders defenseless? We’ll be finding out soon enough, I guess. Looks like we are all Boston “strong” now.
Update! Bang, zoom, to the moon.
This is the third mass shooting on a military base in five years, and it’s because our trained soldiers aren’t allowed to carry defensive weapons. Anti-gun activists have turned our military bases into soft targets for killers.
That statement doesn’t just apply to military bases.
Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers. It’s time to repeal this deadly anti-gun law before it creates another mass killing. This is another tragedy created by anti-gun activists. If members of Congress are protected by loaded automatic weapons in the Capitol they have no right to deny that right to trained soldiers on base.
Absoposilutely. Right in every last detail. Gun-free zones are actually target-rich killing fields for those who aren’t concerned about or even much interested in whatever silly-assed legislation “liberal” nitwits pass to wish away their irrational, childish fears. A goodly portion of the blood is therefore on their hands. All of it, all over the country, and not just at Ft Hood. Period.