This is a discussion on Gates Approves Tighter Gun Restrictions After Ft. Hood Shooting within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by JAT40 How about we restrict Muslim extremists on base, instead of promoting them to Major? Very good point indeed....
Your reference to the Mt. Hood idiot points out how tough it can be even when some things are seen, "known" or suspected. In his case, it seems there was quite a litany of concerns about specific things he had said or done. Extremism in any form ought to be something watched for, in any situation where a person is being promoted to responsibility. But his case merely proves the point.
Tighter Gun Restrictions:
Yes, they worked so well the first time, let's make them stricter.
Those folks are the joke, unfortunately our folks pay the price.
"I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"
No info in this thread to be concerned with. SOP here.
If Gates can write a policy which keeps vile, evil people from doing bad things, then he is a true genius.
If Gates writes a policy that is just more of the same organic fertilizer that didn't work in the past, but did make it safer and easier for vile, evil people to do bad things, then he is a true horse's ass.
"If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan
The only time I had to register my guns on base was when I was living on base. And when I did, after I handed the SSgt the forms, ge told me "Sir, I just need one copy"....Me: "That is one copy"....3 pages worth. The look on his face was priceless.
SSgt: "Sir, I don't think you can own that many gun on base" Me: "Oh really? Let's go talk to the DO."
DO: "What's the problem?"
SSgt: "Sir, he's got about dozen guns he wants to register on base."
DO: "Mike...where's the rest of them?"
Me: "Ed...you know me...I only keep what I need, the rest are with family"
Ed (DO) and I were classmates in college...but I found out later the chain of command found interest in my collection. Best assignment I had.
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
how about banning people of questionable anti-American ideology and beliefs from wearing the uniform? how about having the courage to report a person with anti-US beliefs without regard to political correctness because such a person is a Muslim?
I also don't like the fact they are calling this a disgruntled employee acting out and not call it for what it is... an act of terrorism.
Marines and Sailors had personal weapons on the base I served in and was never a problem.
"embrace the suck" - our warriors in the sandbox... it implies that do the best you can in impossible conditions.
"no plan survives intact upon contact with the enemy" - wisdom of the Grunts.
I can't say much more than what others have already pointed out, other than to say that it is frustrating that the time in my day when I am the least safe is while I am at work or while commuting(I work and park on a NAVY base).
Making rules against doing things will not stop people who are breaking more important rules! How can people not understand this???
Walk softly ...
Wonder what they are going to do when this happens again?