When did Military Bases Become Gun Free Zones?

Found here on Breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins

It hasn’t always been the case that only MPs can carry firearms on U.S. military bases. A mere twenty years ago, “gun free zones” made their way to these facilities under the watch of President Bill Clinton.

According to a Washington Times editorial written days after the Nov. 5, 2009 attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, one of Clinton’s “first acts upon taking office… was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases.”

Clinton’s actions birthed Army regulations “forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection.”

In other words, thanks to Clinton, citizens who join the military to use guns to defend liberty abroad cannot practice their constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on active duty at home.

As the Times editorial board put it: “Because of Mr. Clinton, terrorists would face more return fire if they attacked a Texas Wal-Mart than the gunman faced at Fort Hood.”

The same theme ran true at the Navy Yard in DC on September 16. Police were called after the shooter opened fired, and reports indicate it took approximately three to seven minutes for them to arrive. Each minute is an eternity when a lunatic with a weapon decides the “gun free zone” rules do not apply to him.

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One thought on “When did Military Bases Become Gun Free Zones?

  1. Well, it’s a good thing that a military base would never pose as a target for a serious attack. Right. There comes a time when a 19 year old MP standing at the gate is probably not enough of a deterrent to the bad guys. Can we place the burden of responsibility for these deaths at least partially on the shoulders of people who still refuse to acknowledge the fact that EVIL PEOPLE DO NOT OBEY THE LAW? The arguments for these restrictive laws are ludicrous. Haven’t these last few horrible and awful incidents proven that this is not a good strategy? As a service member you are forbidden from carrying a firearm unless hunting in specific areas on base, but make no mistake the PX will still sell you a marked-up gun as fast as they can! Horrifying! Prayers for all of the victims and their families of these past tragic events. God bless!

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