In an age where terrorist attacks lurk around every corner and we have enemies who have vowed to bring the fight to American shores, it is surprising that the Obama has left our frontlines defenseless for so long.
We’ve seen this scenario play out. In 2009, a lone wolf attacked Fort Hood. We’ve also seen recruiting offices have radical Muslims come and attack defenseless soliders in 2009 in Little Rock and 2015 at Chattanooga to name a few.
In short, Obama has the blood of dozens of soldiers on his hand because of his negligence. The new directive released by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a little too little, a little too late.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina has taken a small step to lift the restrictions on military personnel’s right to carry in their new regulations for the possession of personally owned weapons.
While the new regulations do not allow concealed carry on base, it does allow ‘active duty/active reserve military member, Air National Guard/Department of Defense civilian, or dependent, 21 years and older’ to take their personal firearms with them in their vehicles when driving onto the base and authorizes firearms to remain secured in their vehicles on base.
Obama’s policies have hamstrung the military for eight long years. Many soldiers have already been tragically killed and then a declaration like this is supposed to be a nod of good will. But if you look it, it still does little for protection in the heat of battle.
For example, if a gunman comes to another base, do you think a soldier will be able to shout “I’m running to my car to get my personal weapon” and stop an attack? No!
In a hypothetical situation like that, their gun might as well be a million miles away. It doesn’t help.
Until troops can carry concealed on their person, their lives are in a greater state of danger than the normal civilian. Of course, troops radicalized by ISIS are going to hunt where people are less protected which includes unarmed bases.
Hopefully, Donald Trump recognizes this half- hearted effort for what it is and fixes the short-circuit that’s leaving our men and women in harm’s way.
Whar do you think of this declaration? Does it hit the mark or fall short for our soldiers? Let us know in the comments below.