Another failure to learn from history is the only way to describe the foolhardy notion that allowing active duty military personnel to carry a sidearm while on duty at U.S. Military facilities could endanger the lives of personnel on the base. The exact opposite, as with most idiotic government regulations from the minds of the liberal establishment, is closer to the truth.
How many other examples are needed to convince the bureaucrats in Washington that nearly every incident of mass shootings in the country takes place in “gun-free zones” . . .and why not? The shooters know they can have an unfettered shooting gallery, knocking off unarmed people like shooting ducks at a carnival shooting gallery . . . who’s to stop them? The shooting at the two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are just another incidence of the ambivalence shown by our government over a logical thought process that if someone wants to create carnage, the unarmed are the best targets.
The Feds continue to try to chip away an individual’s right to protect oneself with firearms, which is guaranteed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and compound their stupidity by believing the best trained military in the world cannot be trusted with firearms to defend themselves from the threat of home-grown terrorist. This has lead to the senseless killing of our military personnel in Killeen, Texas, at Ft. Hood; the Washington DC Shipyards; and now at the two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Actually the venue is irrelevant – defenseless military personnel at local recruiting offices or unarmed civilians at a local shopping mall. The terror of mass shootings by gunmen will continue to grow as the threat from terror goes unchecked by a President who cannot even identify our enemy as “Islamic Terrorists”. The FBI already concedes there are ISIS elements already in place in all fifty states, but to the naive president, ISIS is just a “JV Team”.
We have those on the Left who want to blame every senseless shooting on “guns”, not the shooter. This translates into a fear of an armed citizenry and extrapolated into a belief by the military command and politicians that our military personnel cannot be trusted with guns as well. Any mindless dolt should understand that killings in most cases, can as easily be carried out by knives, clubs, and as demonstrated by the Boston Marathon, by an explosive device.
As ISIS grows in number, I am convinced we will see far more terror instances here in the U.S., probably far more efficiently than simply using guns. Bombs do a much better job at instilling fear than the acts of a terrorist with a gun, and if we were to measure the potential casualties by sheer number of people killed, do a much more thorough job. So for the idiots who blame “guns are the problem”, please keep your mouths shut! Blaming guns as the cause of terror attacks is like President Obama blaming the lack of a meaningful “jobs program” as the cause of Islamic terror in the Middle East.
The first step that must be taken is to protect against the crazed terrorist with a gun. An armed citizenry by allowing competent people to protect themselves, along with arming our military personnel, should be the first steps taken in defense of our homeland. We have seen the success of that strategy in Israel, where armed military personnel can be seen every block in every city. They have learned not to become sitting ducks in a shooting gallery.
The second step is to do away with another stupid liberal experiment called gun-free zones. As the number of innocent victims continue to stack up like cord-wood, when will the public say, “enough is enough”. Every instance that comes to mind where we have seen senseless attacks, terrorist or just a crazy person with a gun, most of the death and destruction has taken place in gun-free zones.
It is easy to see the temptation of killers/terrorists to target children in gun-free zone schools, as they are the most helpless of the lot; and now as the target of terrorists become our gun-free zone military facilities, we need to draw a line in the sand. Perhaps a teacher isn’t qualified to be armed, but certainly anyone who has ever served in the military has better firearm training than most law enforcement personnel. So, to solve the issue of school security, maybe developing a program where retired military personnel can be used to protect our children will take care of that problem.
There is no logical reason to not allow anyone on active duty to be armed. We are in a state of war, though as I have stated, President Obama, who won’t even use the words “Islamic Terrorist”, so perhaps he is just too blind to face reality. During WWII many military personnel carried sidearm weapons while on duty. During war this makes sense, but should it not make sense today when the war on terror knows no boundaries?
Well, war has been declared by the radical Islamic groups against all of Western Civilization. Contrary to the belief of the President, the War is not just confined to terrorist killing those they despise throughout the Middle East. Their fatwā threatens every civilized person around the globe . . . there is no boundary; no safe haven; and the terrorists have so stipulated this on many occasions over the last five years. Their war has now come to U.S. soil.
Note: In recent years, the term “fatwā” has been widely used throughout the media, usually to indicate that a death sentence has been dealt to someone or some group of people. The limited use of this term has resulted in a limited understanding of its meaning. The Islamic Supreme Council offers the following statement to elucidate the true significance of the term “fatwā”: “A fatwā is not by definition a pronouncement of death or a declaration of war. A fatwā is an Islamic legal pronouncement, issued by an expert in religious law (mufti), pertaining to a specific issue, usually at the request of an individual or judge to resolve an issue where Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), is unclear”. This is simply another perversion of the Islamic religion by the crazy zealots who want to take the world back to the Stone Age.
The Administration thinks the war will go away if we close our eyes and put our fingers in our ears. That might have worked when they were kids and were afraid of the Boogieman, but these uncivilized animals (ISIS, Al Qaeda, et al) are real, and their terror is far more unimaginable than the human mind can conjure up. Obama and Company may not be at war with them, but, by God they are at war with us, and have vowed to bring that war to our home front. These early instances in Killeen, Boston, and Chattanooga are just the beginning.
The President’ first and most important duty is to ensure that all the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, and as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, protect and defend the country. I think it is safe to say that President Obama doesn’t believe that all the laws of the United States must be faithfully executed. All one has to do is look at the inaction by his justice department in investigating scandals in the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious gun running, white voter intimidation, and selective prosecution, which head a laundry list of grievances, reinforced by several Supreme Court decisions weighing in on the use of Executive Orders. The failure to recognize the threat from Islamic Terrorists goes beyond the pale.
Must we remind our government and the liberal progressives of the Boston Marathon bombing; the Underwear Bomber; the Shoe Bomber; the 2009 Fort Hood vol. 1 shooting by Major Nidal Malik Hasan; the 2009 Little Rock, AR recruiting office shooting carried out by Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad; and the Fort Hood vol. 2 shooting by Specialist Ivan Lopez, all of which are indicative of the escalation of terror on our soil. While the bombing attempts could not have been prevented by an armed citizenry, certainly the terror shooting deaths may have been minimized had there been armed personnel present.
The civilian mass shootings – and there have been 62 in the U.S. since 1982 – are another chapter in the story of the sitting duck syndrome of an unarmed population. The 1984 McDonalds massacre in San Ysidro, California – 21 innocent people dead; and the Luby’s Cafeteria 1991 shooting in which 50 people were shot (23 died) in Killeen, Texas; could well have been ended with far fewer casualties, had someone been armed and able to return fire. It is time Washington gets its head out from where the sun doesn’t shine, and let the citizens of this country decide for themselves whether to join the ducks in the shooting gallery or fend for themselves.