Skip to comments.Fort Hood tightens restrictions on guns--the wrong response, too late?
Posted on 12/21/2009 3:55:24 AM PST by marktwain
Readers may not have noticed that there was news this week from Fort Hood, the scene of an evil attack in which 13 Americans were killed and 30 wounded by a U.S. Army officer turned traitor less than two months ago. It would be easy not to notice, since there seems to have been no national press reaction so far, but local news outlets are reporting new regulations. According to a story by Amanda Kim Stairrett of the Killeen Daily Herald, the new policy tightens gun regulations in three main areas. Military personnel who live on the installation and own privately-owned firearms must register those arms with their superiors, privately-owned firearms must now be stored in official arms rooms and checked out for use, and anyone who brings a privately-owned firearm onto Fort Hood for any reason must now register each firearm and then declare the firearm to security personnel before entering the base.
Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, who famously pointed out in November that the victims of Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan were unarmed because "we don't carry weapons here, this is our home," signed the order as base commander. No one at Fort Hood or the U.S. Army seems to be admitting officially that the policy is a response to the Nov. 5th attack, but the timing leaves little doubt. The question is, does this response make sense? Does it, in other words, make the next attack easier to stop? Certainly, from the point of view of the U.S. Army, anything that gives the commanders more data and more control over their soldiers will be seen as a good thing. But three important questions remain:
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I smell a commie liberal rat at the core of this stupid rule.
Military personnel should be required to be armed at all times while on the base.
Exactly. Assume X wishes to do harm - does X go somewhere no person is armed or, in the opposite, anyone (everyone) is or can be armed? Eric “I want to destroy the country more than my Kenyan Poseur does” Holder must have imposed this policy. These phuks must be eliminated - politically speaking, of course.
A victory for the enemy indeed. Now more of our troops can be killed on our own soil.
If you live on post it has to be registered with the PMO. If you live in the barracks it has to be kept in the Arms Room.
Also there is no concealed carry on post.
The only thing that appears new is the requirement to declair a weapon. I transport weapon and ammo on post whenever I go shooting at the local military range. If asked I would say “Yes, I have a weapon and ammo and am on the way to the range” but to pull up to the guard and say “hey Dude I got a gun”. Hmmm?
A major difference is for soldiers who live *off post* to register their personal arms on post. This is a very unusual requirement that has been quite rare in the past.
“We don’t carry weapons here, this is our home”?
I read the article to say that such soldiers only have to declare their private weapons if they bring them on post. Is that correct?
Unbelievable! Obviously, the only PC solution was to be equally unfair to everyone. However, Islamic Terrorist infiltrators and all others considering mass executions must now check their weapons and ammo at the gate before comming onto Ft. Hood. Any soldier caught protecting himself with a gun in the middle of a murderous terrorist attack will severly delt with and dishonorably discharged. There, we fixed that gapping hole in security.
Why not give the MPs one bullet each to carry in their front pocket too. Oh yeah, I forgot, they had to call a local police station to get some help for the ARMY BASE when the terrorist started shooting, so they don’t have any guns either. MAKE SURE THE MEDIA BROADCASTS THIS NUGGET TO OUR AL QAEDA FRIENDS OVERSEAS — Army bases in the USA are soft targets. Gee, maybe they won’t even have any guns in Thompson, IL!
Pretty soon soldiers will be hugging and skipping hand-in-hand when ‘Don’t Ask -Don’t Tell’ gets repealed by Satan’s Administration in D.C.! Any soldier caught not Butt F*ing his fireteam will be placed on trial in NY.
Bye Bye America. Thanks for the memories!
They might as well put a “Rape Me” sign on the installation for tempted terrorists to attack.
Any such attack would have warranted a code red with all soldiers now obligated to walk with rifles lock and loaded on installations.
Any policy change on stopping the insane political correctness that allowed this Muslim terrorist to get as far as he did in the Army?
Is Fort Hood being converted over to a Salvation Army Post?
This was in effect BEFORE the *massacre*.
I believe the expanded rules are new especially, in regards to off post housing.
You’ve got to be kidding. Yep, that’s right. Good soldiers will be unarmed and terrorists will have free reign to blast their way into any base. Brilliant. Just brilliant. When you’ve lost the military, what do you have.
I'd like to see that enforced at a stateside installation.
They’re saying guns in the hands of the military stateside is dangerous! I hope so and that they don’t lose that dangerous profile when they get to the battlefield!
This guy is a general. What a cry baby.
Most liberals suffer from similar logic impairment. The things they say are so absurd it defies understanding. And this fellow is in charge of a base. The buck stops there. He's responsible. His failure to address reality resulted in this not hard to foresee mass murder.
Restrictions on guns? Typical stupid liberal response. Whenever someone whose head is full of liberal mush goes out and shoots innocent people, liberals can only think of restricting guns. If liberals had anything but oatmeal in their heads, they would restrict the fanatics who believe it’s perfectly OK to kill innocents.
But only the police and military should have guns...
Spot on correct. Like all domestic laws this one requires voluntary compliance to be effective. Would a terrorist like Hassan worry about this or would he be gleeful because it just insures more helpless targets for him?
I’m in my home right now but you can be sure it is well protected! There is no absolute sanctuary, as long as madmen exist there will be a need for effective self defense.
I hope all our troops in Afghanistan are given the necessary carry permits.
Caution - Morons At Work.
Oh so f—king stupid, stupid, stupid!!! How would these new rules prevented Hassan? The brass are so gun shy always. Barf.
I wasn’t always the biggest Col. Hackworth fan, but his term “Perfumed Prince” is so apt here.
As far as I can tell, this is required only when transporting their personal arms on post.