About the Episode
If anyone is wondering why it is that soldiers on military bases are so vulnerable to attack, here’s a big reason: military facilities became “gun free zones” under President Clinton.
Yes, President Bill Clinton birthed Army regulations “forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms.” It was almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms for protection under these same guidelines.
Americans are the most armed military anywhere. Some of the firepower that we have is downright awe-inspiring stuff. American soldiers have for years used these same weapons to advance American interests abroad. But when they serve on active duty in America, they forfeit the right to protect themselves.
We discussed earlier that military personnel, both here and abroad, are often the most vulnerable. They are our first line of defense. It stands to reason that they could and would be the first people to be attacked by a terrorist or a mad man. Lest we forget, there was one plane on 9/11 headed for the Pentagon.
Military personnel shouldn’t have to wait for first responders. They should be the first responders. In a crisis or emergency that strikes them directly, trained military personnel should be defending themselves. Our military is the best in the world, hands down. Why wouldn’t we trust them to defend themselves against attack?
Since 2009 a number of shootings have occurred, including the two worst shootings on a domestic base: The shooting in 2009 incident at Ft. Hood, and the U.S. Navy yard shootings in 2013.
All this happened after the institution of gun free zones by Clinton. That can’t be a coincidence.
It’s time to reconsider this policy. It’s time to allow those who protect us to protect themselves.
More guns, less crime: Go out and by yourself a gun! You’ve been listening to Come and Talk It! with Michael Cargill.