Military Base Massacre
Posted by jdtaylor on September 17, 2013
Yep, another crazy nut-job killed a bunch of people on a military base. I don’t have to have a crystal ball to see what’s coming down the pike next. Our military bases are not safe for our military personal. .. and it’s all my fault. That is, me and all law abiding citizens who jump through all of the hoops to legally own a firearm. The nut-jobs and especially the Middle Eastern Jihadist like Hassan at Fort Hood are totally understandable.
I know who was really to blame. It was President Bill Clinton who, in 1993, decreed that military bases become ‘Gun-Free Zones’. It was Clinton who put our military members into danger. It was Clinton who made it easy for jihadists or other crazy people to fulfill their filthy fantasies by racking up a record number of kills, each shooter vying for the highest score.
The blame for increased violence on our bases should be laid exactly where it belongs: at the feet of President Clinton and whomever enabled him to do this terrible thing.
After Nidal Hasan killed 13 and wounded more than 30 in November 2009, John R. Lott wrote about one of the craziest policies to come out of the Clinton era: making military bases “gun free zones.”
Yes, that’s correct. In 1993, President Bill Clinton decreed that US military personnel were to surrender the Second Amendment rights that they swear an oath to support and defend. Lott, writing in 2009, called for that policy to be ended.”
From Lott’s 2009 article:
Shouldn’t an army base be the last place where a terrorist should be able to shoot at people uninterrupted for 10 minutes? After all, an army base is filled with soldiers who carry guns, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Beginning in March 1993, under the Clinton administration, the army forbids military personnel from carrying their own personal firearms and mandates that “a credible and specific threat against [Department of the Army] personnel [exist] in that region” before military personnel “may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.” Indeed, most military bases have relatively few military police as they are in heavy demand to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The unarmed soldiers could do little more than cower as Major Nidal Malik Hasan stood on a desk and shot down into the cubicles in which his victims were trapped. The law-abiding, not the criminals, are the ones who obey the ban on guns. Instead of making areas safe for victims, the bans make it safe for the criminal. Hasan not only violated the army’s ban on carrying a gun, he also apparently violated the rules that require soldiers to register privately owned guns at the post.”
The emoting that caused Carter, Bill Clinton, and Obama to do stupid, unthinking things will be the hallmark of a Hillary Clinton Presidency.
H/T to Jim22