I should warn any Trumpbots about to read this post they should sit down and take a deep breath or two. Trump, or Donald the Mouth, as I am starting to call him, has yet again, and how many flip flops, campaign statements ignored, etc etc is our POTUS up to by now. One of the ones I particularly remember was Trump’s trashing Obama, correctly, for allowing our bases to be “gun free zones,” with predictable results. And so here we are with several people dead, Pearl Harbor and Pensacola security breached, and Trump making even more excuses for allowing a brutal massacre like Obama did.
Oh how we howled like wolves when in 2009 Major Hasan went into Fort Hood and shot dead 13 military people. And Obama got the blame for that one big time. So here we are some TEN YEARS LATER and the same damn thing just happened, not once but twice, it happened on Trump’s watch, and he gets it, smack in the nose. I tell the Trump bots to quit making excuses for this New York City LIBERAL. I hope you all have figured out that the armed militia is going to be mobilizing, likely in Virginia first, and it is likely we have, at best between one year, till November 2020, and eighteen months, July of 2020, before Civil War Two breaks out and we are shooting each other. Trump, well Trump ain’t much at this point, but he is the best we got, especially when compared with the collection of mental ward escapees, certified raving lunatics, Marxist fools, Soros funded race baiting, bigoted, Jew hating knuckleheads that are what the once great party of JFK, is reduced to running for POTUS against Trump next November. At any rate, this blood is on Trump, and besides sucking up to the terrorist state called Saudi Arabia Trump is going to trigger the Marxist Morons into a great big spasm of mindless violence. As for Doomer Doug, well Doomer Doug is arming up, getting lean and mean, such as a 66 year old Vietnam Era soldier can get, and getting right with God, guns and ammo. Prepare as best you can, but don’t expect Trump to save you, or have much hope at all. For I tell you, hope has left America and will not return I think. Still, let each of us prepare for death as best we can.
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Hawkins: Gun-Free Military Installations Make U.S. Troops Sitting Ducks
The December 6, 2019, Naval Air Station Pensacola attack reminded us once more that gun-free policies on military installations make U.S. troops sitting ducks.
Breitbart News reported that a gunman opened fire Friday morning in Pensacola, killing three innocents and causing numerous others to be transported to the hospital for injuries.
He used a handgun to carry out his attack.
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Pertinent to news of this horrific firearm-based attack is the fact that Naval Air Station Pensacola is a gun-free zone.
While federal and state laws differ widely on the subject, regulations pertaining to the registration, transportation, and storage of firearms on Naval Installations in the Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility are clear. According to the instruction, all hands share responsibility for adhering to regulations pertaining to the registration, transportation, and storage of firearms in the AOR.
The policy also points out that “state issued ‘concealed weapons permits’ are not recognized on any Navy installation.”
The firearm policy allows guns to be brought on base after obtaining approval from a commanding officer but notes that such firearms “may only be stored in the installation’s armory.” Moreover, during transport onto the installation, all firearms are to be “unloaded and secured with a trigger lock and ammunition must be carried in the farthest most possible location away from the firearm.”
In other words, men and women who have signed up for years of service to use advanced weaponry–including fully automatic weapons, guided missiles, drones with precision striking capability, and numerous other mechanisms–are forbidden from carrying a handgun on the station for self-defense.
Again, we are not talking about a fully automatic M4, an MP5, or other machine gun or submachine gun. Rather, we are talking about a 9mm handgun for self-defense. They are prohibited from carrying it even if they have a concealed carry permit on top of their military credentials.
The result is that no one can shoot back when an attacker pulls a handgun and begins shooting.
We saw the same thing at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. In that attack, 13 innocents were killed in a firearm-based attack on a military gun-free zone.
We saw it again at Fort Hood on April 2, 2014. In that attack, three innocents were killed in a firearm-based attack on a military gun-free zone.
We saw it on September 16, 2013. In that attack, 12 innocents were killed in a firearm-based attack on D.C.’s Navy Yard.
As with the Fort Hood attacks, the horrific D.C. Navy Yard attack showed that if an attacker could succeed in sneaking his gun onto the premises, he was going to enjoy a period of time where he could shoot and no one could shoot back.
Sadly, we saw such an attack again on July 16, 2015, when a gunman targeted military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five innocents. CNN reported that the Chattanooga gunman killed four marines and one sailor.
There are other examples that could be cited, but the point is sufficiently made–gun-free military bases create a problem.
We should be praising our men and women in uniform for their commitment to trade years of private life for the public cause of defending liberty. Instead, we stick them on military bases where they are defenseless if the individual next to them pulls a gun and starts to attack.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.