Those in the military have an extremely dangerous job. Even at quiet military posts, they are still exposed to danger. Luckily, Donald Trump is seeking to protect them.
U.S. Military personnel can now request to conceal carry their own personal firearm for protection on military premises, as per MilitaryTimes. Military posts have been plagued with random shootings over the years, so this measure was a common-sense step in the right direction.
Prior to the approval of this measure, military personnel were allowed to carry firearms only in the course of their duties, which only included training, gun range activities, or being deployed. This new law should also protect them when they are doing more mundane tasks in the line of duty.
The beauty of this new ruling is that even recruiters will be allowed to carry firearms in their day-to-day activities. This is important because more and more military members are being targeted by violent extremists, at home and abroad.
This law was first considered after a shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.
Attacks on reserve centers and Navy recruitment posts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2015 brought a sense of urgency to this bill, because it became evident these attacks would continue to plague our men and women in the armed forces.
Any type of attack on a military training post cannot be accepted!
The latest attack illustrates the effect international terrorism has had on the motives of these killers. Many “lone wolf” killers have been radicalized by reports of overseas violence. This new measure is definitely going to save lives.
This new measure also cuts to the chase and gives more details on when military personnel can carry their government-issued weapon and when they are allowed to carry their personal weapon. In a sense, the new ruling helps to “fill in the gaps” and ensures that military personnel will be protected at all times.
Conservatives realize that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. The new measures mean that shootings at military installations will be significantly reduced, if they happen at all. A criminal and his weapon will simply have to pick another place to wreak carnage, because military posts are now a no-go.
One can only hope that this law gets extended, to where other individuals are allowed to conceal-carry in other public settings as well. The mass shootings need to stop and they need to stop NOW.
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