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    FOXNews.com - Gates Approves Tighter Gun Restrictions After Ft. Hood Shooting

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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed off on a new policy regulating how privately owned guns can be carried or stored on U.S. military installations.

    The policy was developed following the shooting at Fort Hood in November, which left 13 soldiers dead. The suspect, Major Nidal Hasan was able to bring weapons he bought onto the base.

    The new standardized policy is part of list of recommendations accepted by Gates and adopted by the Department of Defense after a review of the November shooting.

    The Defense Department announced Thursday some near-term actions to be taken to remedy the intelligence failures, including 26 of the 79 recommendations made by a panel charged with reviewing the shooting. The panel, headed by former Secretary of the Army Togo West and retired Admiral Verne Clark, former Chief of Naval Operations, announced the findings of their review in January.

    One recommendation is to expand the use of the FBI's “eGuardian” reporting system to handle all suspicious activities. The report also suggests complete deployment of the “Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange” system to share this information between DOD agencies.

    The report establishes the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs as the DoD lead for the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force program, according to Fox News.



    Well......that'll stop those mean, crazy military people. ....right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    FOXNews.com - Gates Approves Tighter Gun Restrictions After Ft. Hood Shooting

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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed off on a new policy regulating how privately owned guns can be carried or stored on U.S. military installations...

    One recommendation is to expand the use of the FBI's “eGuardian” reporting system to handle all suspicious activities.
    "I'd like to report some suspicious activity."

    "Please hold, your call will be answered in the order is was received. Your wait time is approximately, 7 minutes."

    "But it is very suspicious that someone is shooting a bunch of unarmed soldiers!

    "Click..." 'Elevator music'...
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    That will stop them. The next muslim extremist that wants to shoot up a military base will just see the signs and turn around and go home, saying oh well I tried.

    Our administration = morons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    That will stop them. The next muslim extremist that wants to shoot up a military base will just see the signs and turn around and go home, saying oh well I tried.

    Our administration = morons.
    No doubt! But what can we expect from a bunch of idiot politicians?!

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    ... but the article doesn't say what the new policy is... ???

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    They should have allowed all US Military personnel to cc. That way next time something like this happens, all of the victims would be armed and trained to repulse the attack!

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    Pentagon to adopt uniform rules on guns - Military News, News From Iraq & Afghanistan - Military Times

    Pentagon to adopt uniform rules on guns

    By Anne Gearan - The Associated Press
    Posted : Friday Apr 16, 2010 7:48:16 EDT

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will adopt a broad policy governing how privately owned guns can be carried or stored at military installations following the shooting deaths of 13 people last year at Fort Hood, Texas.

    A disgruntled Army doctor is charged in the deaths.

    Maj. Nidal Hasan had little or no access to military firearms in his job as a psychologist, but was able to buy two handguns and bring them onto the base.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered this week that a new comprehensive policy be developed to cover all branches of the military and its bases and offices. The standardized policy would replace or buttress a patchwork of regulations adopted by each service or individual military installation.

    The weapons policy is among recommendations for security and administrative upgrades released by the Pentagon on Thursday. Gates ordered that an interim weapons policy be in force by June, and a permanent one is due early next year.

    The new policy is expected to mirror restrictions already in place at some military installations that, for example, require guns brought onto a base to be registered with military police.

    Gates also ordered changes in the way tips and information in criminal investigations are shared, and directed an internal review of personnel policies on health care records. An outside panel said those policies can prevent higher-ups from knowing about behavior or other problems that might be red flags.

    Also Thursday, Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins R-Maine, said they will send subpoenas to the Pentagon and Justice Department if the administration doesn’t provide more information on the Fort Hood case by Monday.

    Lieberman and Collins — the two top senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee — launched their investigation into the Fort Hood shootings five months ago. They claim the administration is stonewalling their requests for access to FBI agents, documents or Hasan’s personnel file from the Defense Department.

    “Disclosure of some of the material you have requested could compromise the pending prosecution,” administration lawyers wrote to the two senators this week.

    The administration said it does not want to generate pretrial publicity that could taint a jury pool or make witnesses reluctant to cooperate, and wants to avoid a barrage of defense lawyer requests that could force the government to reveal information it wants to save for a criminal trial.
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    I am an officer in the Army. I am professionally trained in advanced marksmanship, reflexive fire and CQM techniques, additionally, I'm ceritifed to train others in those techniques (and have, extensively).
    I've qualified/familiarized on everything from an M9 to stinger missile.

    Guess where the one place I am most vulnerable is because I'm not allowed to carry my personal weapon.

    You guessed it. On the installation.

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    So exactly what did he say in re: to guns?
    One more step and it's on!

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    Gee, they are going to restrict guns even more on a military base when you probably should be handing more of them out......

    Really fractured logic....
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    I'm convinced that the entire administration suffers from terminal anal retinitus.
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    What kind of military do we have when we do not allow them...or require them to be armed (openly armed) while on our military installations. Kinda like sticking our foot in our mouth.

    That has always amazed me (as a military veteran myself), that we were not permitted to carry weapons on the installation.

    Thought we were supposed to protect our country from enemies both foreign and domestic.
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    Sadly this is no surprise to me whatsoever. As soon as the facts started to trickle out from the Ft Hood shooting I figured the reaction would be to further restrict guns on base.
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