"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Friday, September 19, 2014

ISIL Threatens Troops in USA - Bases Still Ban Second Amendment

Intelligence reports are now coming out saying that ISIS is asking lone terrorists in the United States to attack American troops in their homes.

God knows if the terrorists were to wait until service members were on their way to work, they'd be less able to defend themselves given the military's insane policy to disarm service members who travel onto base.

I'm never less safe than I am going to or from work, because the military does not respect my right to keep and bear arms, while I train and deploy to keep and bear and employ arms overseas.  So for an hour a day, I'm disarmed in my vehicle driving to a military base and away from a military base.  Like so many others.  Good thing the terrorists won't think to target vehicles going to or from military bases.

If only there were a CBT that discusses things you can do to protect yourself.  Wait a minute...

I don't mean to be cheeky.  This topic is far from funny. As demonstrated at Fort Hood, twice no less, this insane Alice in Wonderland policy puts service members in harms way.  At home.

At home.  That's bullshit.

1 comment:

  1. It is ridiculous. Before 9/11 we used to get weapons qualification and range time at least every two years. Now some members only hold a firearm if they have deployment orders. I do understand the burden on our CATM folks and the time and resources it requires but we have diluted our training and tactical experience. An officer I supervise has been in 6 yrs and never shot a weapon until recently. Luckily Louisiana is firearm friendly and there is a free shooting range near our base. My NCOs and I are helping him train at this off-base range with our firearms and he's doing well. Outdoor Rec has a skeet range too but it is just easier to go to an off-base range to shoot rifles and handguns.