posted on Jul, 21 2015 @ 01:16 PM
Since the governors won't listen to the generals (or to President George HW Bush's Assistant Secretary of Defense, who signed a directive in 1992
limiting the number of armed personnel on base), I have a simple solution:
Simply poll United States military sergeants and see if they think arming all base personnel is the right move.
Don't forget that now a terrorist doesn't even have to buy a gun and try to get it on base; s/he can simply sign in as an unarmed visitor and grab the
nearest loaded piece.
Like I say--ask the sergeants. They have the pulse of the base, and what is probably the best understanding of how to make things run smoothly and
safely on a day to day basis.
Beyond the issue of base safety, we have WI Gov. Scott Walker blathering that one point of arming National Guard personnel at home is to "keep the
community safer." A large majority of Guard troops have never had anything beyond Basic Training level arms experience (think summer camp pottery
class). Even more frightening is that this yokel thinks policing a civilian community
safely is something "anyone with a gun" can do, when in
fact if even a seasoned infantryman were to come home and be a policeman, he would have to go through long, long training in the very different skills
Let's not even get into the concept of the subset of servicemen, now wracked with PTSD, being shoved into American towns with zero retraining as to
how to stop reacting as if they're in Iraq shooting anything that moves.
But, you know, whatever makes you look cool to the millions of voters who've never set foot on a base or been thrown into a wall by a
thankfully-unarmed fellow drunken airman, lol. They'd better damn well make an exception for Basic Training flights, where instructors' and recruits'
tempers flare regularly and often.
And ANYONE who suggests arming recruiters has never met one