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Fort Hood Mother to Congress: Why Am I Better Armed Than My Son?
Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2014 | Awr Hawkins

Posted on 04/08/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604

On April 6th, Lynda Voyles-Konecny said concealed carry allows her to be better armed than her son who was 100 feet from the Fort Hood shooter on April 2nd. She is asking Congress to change this.

According to Huntsville, Alabama's WHNT 19, Voyles-Konecny said military personnel "defend us overseas, but they're defenseless at bases."

She continued, "They're trained. They know the rules of engagement, we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then [their guns are] taken away from them on their home bases."

Voyles-Konecny said every member of her family carries a concealed handgun for self-defense, except her son who is in harm's way via his military service.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; hood; texas

1 posted on 04/08/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Democrat Senator: She’s right! We should disarm her, too.

2 posted on 04/08/2014 11:27:05 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Rusty0604

The ignorance of liberals consistently astonishes me, but claiming that we can’t trust the military with firearms rises to a whole new level of stupid. Concealed carry and open carry should be routine on post/base/whatever, requiring only the CO’s written okay if it even requires that much.

3 posted on 04/08/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Rusty0604

My naivete makes me wonder why the MSM isn’t shocked that there aren’t armed personnel all over the base.

Can you imagine a police station where officers are expected to be disarmed?

4 posted on 04/08/2014 11:36:27 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: servo1969

That would be funny if it weren’t true.

5 posted on 04/08/2014 11:42:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Pollster1

It really started after WWII. The military was seen as a way to “experiment” with social engineering. One of the things that was desired was that the population only be armed when and where the elite allowed them to be.

That is the model that was implemented in the military over the last 65 years.

6 posted on 04/08/2014 12:00:31 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Rusty0604

Dumbest rules evah.

7 posted on 04/08/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: marktwain

I will be surprised if you can find any period in US history when soldiers on base routinely went about armed when not required by their duties.

Officers, yes. That was one of the major differences between officers and “other ranks.” Officers were always armed with their sidearm.

If you can find documentation of the contrary practice, I’d really like to see it.

8 posted on 04/08/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rusty0604

Why is Obama better armed (through his SS body guard) than most law-abiding American citizens whom he wants to disarm?

9 posted on 04/08/2014 12:38:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Sherman Logan

Service weapons (rifles) were formerly kept in the barracks.

Source: Army lore from a veteran. feel free to doubt it.

10 posted on 04/08/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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