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Saturday, November 14, 2009

In case you were wondering why there were so few armed soldiers at Ft. Hood when Hassan went on his rampage...
Among President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection. For the most part, only military police regularly carry firearms on base, and their presence is stretched thin by high demand for MPs in war zones.
Surprise, surprise. Think there is any chance of this policy getting reversed? Nah, me neither.

Meanwhile, in Israel, soldiers carry their weapons while off-duty, have them next to their heads while sleeping and have a fellow soldier hold them while they shower. You can tell which army is ready to respond to an attack anywhere at a moment's notice.


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