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originally posted by: Ohanka
originally posted by: carewemust
Are there so many shootings at Military facilities because so many people there are armed? If that's the correlation, then it wouldn't be good for ordinary citizens carry guns with them around town. That would escalate local violence too, wouldn't it?
No, military bases are gun free zones in the US.
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Jonjonj
Well they have a lot of influence over politics. My point is the systemic problem of lobby power is not restricted to the NRA. It's a symptom of a bigger problem.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: luthier
I don't know, I wasn't Air Force. To the best of my recollection, weapons could be issued under a commander's authority so I suppose it's possible that a commander somewhere could direct weapons to be issued.
Also not sure if Air Force pilots/air crew fly armed inside CONUS or not.