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EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban
Washington Times ^ | 11/11/2009 | editors

Posted on 11/14/2009 3:14:24 AM PST by iowamark

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire.

Among President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed 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. For the most part, only military police regularly carry firearms on base, and their presence is stretched thin by high demand for MPs in war zones...

Because we clearly cannot protect our soldiers from harm, the least we owe them is the right to protect themselves.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; columbine; fthood; militarybase; virginiatech; washingtontimes

1 posted on 11/14/2009 3:14:25 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Noted a few days ago on FR in:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2384621/posts


2 posted on 11/14/2009 3:15:24 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

It is a damn shame that since 1993 we have not had a Conservative in the White House who could have overturned that Clinton ban.


3 posted on 11/14/2009 3:18:38 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: iowamark
[Article] Among President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed 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.

I thought the reg was older than that ..... more pure genius that just keeps on giving, from DIRTXPOTUS.

What an ideological scumbag.

How about instead, "All officers and NCO's above E-6 will be armed at all times in garrison"?

Even if it's only a Kel-Tec belly gun with a five-round mag.

4 posted on 11/14/2009 4:00:24 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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