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.
Does that mean that Soldiers will actually be allowed to carry their guns on post?
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.
Right. So the problem isn't that Army brass stepped all over their dick and allowed a radical jihadist to attain the rank of Major before he finally shot people while yelling "Allahu Ackbar", the problem is guns.
Gotcha. Gates, you're a fucking spineless pussified bitch. And d'ya like how the news story calls Hasan a "disgruntled Army doctor"? DISGRUNTLED. Yeah, that's the ticket! They're not terrorists, they're just DISGRUNTLED.
When the Army leadership shows that they're nothing but pathetic pants-wetting hoplophobes, what chance does the military have? I have a few stories in this subject that deserve their own blog post, but they'll get posted later. In the meantime, I'm going to go contemplate the insanity of military leadership that doesn't trust Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, or Coasties to have guns.
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