I am sick of these stories. Stories that don't have to occur if people would be prudent and arm themselves! I have written my Congressional representatives several times about this issue. As a Guardsman myself I feel for the families of those who were killed yesterday.
To serve overseas in a COMBAT ZONE...make it safely...only to come home and be killed is a travesty!! It just does not make any sense at all!!!
I would ask you all to write your representative and request the following actions be taken:
1.) That unit, base, and facility commanders develop quick reaction plans for violent shooters. Such plans should allow for at least one armed guard on the premises at ALL times! With others appointed as backups!
2.) That all of our military personnel be allowed to carry a personal weapon when offpost on official busisness or when in uniform off duty (transiting to and from their homes).
I look forward to everyone's input....your thoughts are welcome and valued. That is the joy of free speech...we can discuss matters openly that are important to us!