Weapons in the hands of U.S. Military members on U.S. soil
The following few paragraphs are excerpts from this story: From Tenn. to Times Square, military recruiting centers prove easy targets.
After the shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S. military recruitment center, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed. The Washington Post’s Dan
“While we expect our sailors and Marines to go into harm’s way, and they do so without hesitation, an attack at home, in our community, is insidious and unfathomable,” said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a statement.
Aside from the center in Chattanooga, the Army’s recruiting stations remained open for “business as usual,” Brian Lepley, a spokesman for U.S. Army Recruiting Command, told the Military Times. He added that the Army trains recruiters every year on how to deal with active shooting scenarios.
Harry Houck, a former NYPD detective, told CNN that it was time to change the military’s “gun-free zone” mindset for recruitment and reserve centers.
“I’m a Marine. And this really is hitting me a little harder here than normal that [these Marines] weren’t able to protect themselves at the time this occurred,” he said. “We need people that are armed.”
Personally, I find it utterly ridiculous that our military members are not armed while on duty, in uniform, in THIS nation.
As much as no one in the Obama administration wants to admit it, the fact of the matter is this; we ARE at war with members of the Muslim religion, they are called Jihadists and their goal is to kill as many non-Muslims as can be found and to do so in ANY manner necessary, collateral damage be damned.
I just don’t understand this *soft target* BS that our military bases and recruiting centers suffer. Our troops go all over the world to take care of business and they are well armed, yet the *powers that be* render them helpless at home.
Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but don’t Israeli military members carry weapons pretty much at all times when in uniform? It seems Israel sees and recognizes the need for an immediate response to Muslim scum.
I’m fairly certain that there will be yet another long and drawn out battle over guns, this time for the military and not just civilians, and I am just as sure that as long as the Obama regime is in charge of the Department of Defense the Joint Chiefs will all be ORDERED to stand down and not arm the troops on American soil, save for a few Military Police Officers on Gate Duty, loaded nuclear flight line duty and the like.
Heaven knows, we can’t do anything to offend Obama’s Muslim brothers.