That’s right. Obama has blood on his hands. I place the blame squarely on the administrations shoulders. What has been done since the last massacre at Ft. Hood? Nothing. Well a few things. Ft. Hood 1.0 was deemed workplace violence, not Muslim terrorism or an act of war, thus denying the wounded and dead medals and money. Who cares about them anyway? A bunch of ingrates! (Sarcasm added for emphasis) As if that wasn’t a travesty enough for the Texas base called the Home of America’s Armored Corps. Oh no, it gets worse, much worse. Was anything done to address how soldiers could be safer on bases? Umm, gee, well, let me be clear, NO!
Since Ft. Hood 2.0 I have been on thirteen radio shows around the country talking about one thing, arming our troops. That sounds like a stupid thing to say. Aren’t the troops armed already? Well, no they’re not. Ft. Hood massacre 2.0 proved that nothing has been done to improve the safety for our most valued men and women in uniform, let alone arm them with life saving weapons. Here is the dirty little secret. American politicians are denying the Second Amendment right guaranteed to all of us from our troops. It’s happening right now. Common sense has left the building.
As a 2A activist, I frequently hear the argument from anti-gunners that only trained people should have weapons. They don’t want every Joe-Six-Pack with a pistol in his pocket. Here’s the most precious 27 words we call our Second Amendment, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Anti-gunners argue to me that Militia isn’t meant to mean you and me, it’s meant to apply to the military only.
Holy cow, look out for lightning, the apocalypse is here, I agree with that! Well sort of. I agree that Militia most definitely does mean military men and women. We can argue that whole right of the people later. If anyone is guaranteed the right to bear arms, even anti-gunners admit it’s the military. So why are they being INFRINGED upon and denied the protection they are guaranteed and even the anti-gunners don’t argue against? Why? Anybody? Really, why?
Politicians. That’s why.
This is a no-brainer. Soldiers are trained by our government to kill people and break things. We train them, we give them guns, and then we send them to far away places to kill people and protect freedom and the oppressed. Right or wrong we do that. How does it make any sense to then bring those soldiers home and deprive them of their constitutional rights? I am given more freedom to carry a weapon and protect myself from Muslim Psychos, Domestic Psychos, Loner Freaks, Racist Killers, Bored Teens, or any other kind of psycho than a guy who has just done a tour in Afghanistan. This is mind boggling dumb.
The horror of Ft. Hood 1.0 was a national warning. Ft. Hood 2.0 is a betrayal of the deepest levels that this president should take the blame for. Why he played another round of golf he let these soldiers die. This one is on his head. He could have led on this. He could have forced the Department of Defense to allow the soldiers to arm themselves. He could have taken out his mighty pen and saved the lives of these victims. He did not. They are dead because of this president’s lack of leadership or care for the soldiers. I am not kidding, it’s his fault they are dead.
Have we not proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that psychos may be gonzo-bat-crap-freaking-crazy, but they’re smart enough to go to a gun free zone, a.k.a. a killing zone, to unleash their hell upon the innocent? Is it not painfully obvious the failure of the gun free zone? Psychos almost always kill themselves at the first sign of an opposing weapon. Let’s help them do that by providing an opposing weapon to them within a few seconds, not minutes. Ft. Hood 2.0 had an 8 minute response time for the military police. Not bad really, regular police response time is above 10 minutes. Can you imagine how long 8 minutes is while you are unarmed and a psycho is executing everyone? An eternity!
Arm the damn troops! Washington…pull your head out! If the troops can’t be trusted to protect themselves, none of us can.
If you liked this column, you will love my new book, Mercy Shot, as it was inspired by these questions:
What if someone in the Aurora Theater had been armed?
What if a teacher at Newtown had been carrying?
At the Riverside Church Massacre…someone was.
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