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Old 04-04-2014, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Bill introduced to let soldiers/federal civilans to carry weapons on bases

Service members and federal civilians could carry personal firearms on military bases under a bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, that would reverse a 20-year-old policy on firearms.

“Why are civilians at a restaurant allowed to defend themselves but soldiers trained in firearms aren’t?” Stockman said. “Why can’t we extend common-sense gun laws like open carry to our soldiers?”

The Safe Military Bases Act, HR 3199, is Stockman’s response to the Sept. 16 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and is similar to legislation introduced after the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Stockman said mass shootings could be stopped if people on base carried their own guns.

“Our disarmed military bases are vulnerable targets for terrorists, as we saw in Fort Hood and the Navy Yard,” he said in a statement. “Despite that, soldiers trained to use guns cannot carry on base. The result is two mass killings where defenseless soldiers had to watch as their friends were murdered.”

“Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix,” Stockman said. “No reasonable person can oppose that.”

His bill has six original cosponsors. It was referred to the House armed services and judiciary committees for consideration.

Firearms policies had been largely left to base commanders until 1992, when the Defense Department revised its regulations to limit who could carry weapons. At stateside installations, firearms were restricted by a Defense Department directive to law enforcement and security personnel, those guarding prisoners and those taking firearms training.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I hope that this could go through. It I a fact that guns deter crime and that armed people could make the difference between 1 injured/killed person vs. 30.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Open carry on base what a cleaver idea. Yes sir this is my custom ma 2.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Why does everything have to go through government as a Bill? Instead of introducing a new Bill, just get rid of the old one that banned guns on base in the first place. Too much red tape and bureaucracy. Get rid of the BS.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I agree SRT..... seems like politics are getting more crazy every day. I glad that I carry everywhere it's legal to, which is pretty much everywhere but federal buildings and bars...but that's gonna change soon in Florida, that will be nice I don't drink anymore but it's nice to sit at the bar with my girl. When we go out know we sit at a table so I can be armed.
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Open Carry on a Military Base, what a concept.....
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Yeah I wished I lived in an oc state, I know that some people think their 1st targets but I see it more of deterrence for criminals but you need to carry the right holster for retention and safety.....
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Puleeze let this pass !!! IIRC, it was BlowJob Bill that took away guns from our military on base. I'd have to say there has been alot more killing on base without them being armed, than if they were.
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I hope they do it myself.
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