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Another “Gun-Free Zone”, Another Preventable Massacre

Guest post by Investor’s Business Daily

Gun Control: Another tragedy at Fort Hood is compounded by the absurdity of well-trained and disciplined soldiers told to “shelter in place” until the police arrive.

The second mass shooting at Fort Hood is not considered an act of terrorism.

It is, however, a grim echo of its predecessor, which was an act of terrorism called “workplace violence.” And to this day, the commander in chief calls Maj. Nidal Hasan’s Nov. 5, 2009, rampage in which 13 were murdered and 32 wounded “workplace violence.”

In that tragedy, Hasan, a self-proclaimed “Soldier of Allah,” shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and opened fire on dozens of U.S. civilians and soldiers who were unarmed and unable to fire back. Then, as now and in the Sept. 16, 2013, mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, military personnel trained to defend themselves were unable to do so and had to wait until the police arrived.

Granted, a military base such as Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, is not like a fort in the Old West. It’s a place where soldiers trained for war prepare and those returning from war rest with their families and children. It’s more like a small town than an armed camp.

But in small towns all across America, private citizens freely exercise their Second Amendment rights and are allowed to carry concealed weapons to defend themselves and their families. Why not U.S. soldiers?

How long must this “gun-free zone” policy that prohibits military personnel on bases from carrying firearms continue? Now it has cost more lives, as an enlisted man reportedly undergoing mental-health evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire Wednesday, killing three others and wounding 16, before turning his gun on himself.

Ironically, it was disclosed on Monday that the FBI and U.S. military were on the hunt for a Muslim Army recruit who was, according to an alert, plotting a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers.” The individual was identified as John Thomas Booker, 19, whose Facebook page purportedly revealed posts indicating his intention to “wage jihad” as Hasan did.

Because of the nonsensical policy, terrorists or the mentally unstable would face more return fire if they began shooting at a Texas Wal-Mart than they would face at Fort Hood, home of the heavily armed and feared 1st Cavalry Division. During the second attack in five years at Fort Hood, soldiers were again forced to run from a violent and armed perpetrator.

“When our soldiers are unarmed, they will find themselves in a situation like yesterday and in 2009,” Sgt. Howard Ray, a survivor of the 2009 mass shooting, told Fox News.

After the first Fort Hood shooting, legislation was introduced to end the policy, but it quickly died in the then-Democrat-controlled House.

The Obama administration is so obsessed with gun control, and so willfully blind to the threat of domestic jihad, that it calls terrorism “workplace violence” and has done little to prevent U.S. soldiers from being slaughtered in military gun-free zones where the life expectancy of a would-be predator ought to be zero.

Read more at Investor’s Business Daily

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: We Interrupt This Obama Fundraiser to Bring You Another Shooting at Ft. Hood

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QOTD: “Allow me to spotlight two sentences in Michael Moore’s rant about the GM defective switch scandal that indicate the mental leap our progressive friends have to make when discussing this story:

Only now, under the newly-configured GM — owned, essentially, by you and me from 2009 through last year — has the truth come out…

I hope someone in the Obama administration will get out the handcuffs, the SWAT teams, or the U.S. army if need be, march into GM headquarters in downtown Detroit and haul away anyone who is there who had anything to do with this. And if they already left town, hunt them down and bring them in to face justice.

“Anyone who had anything to do with this”? Would that include “the owners from 2009 through last year”?” —Jim Geraghty

Doug Ross @ Journal

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER HARRY REID GAFFE: Obamacare Site is Fine, Clueless Americans Don’t Know How to Use Internet

Guest post by Katrina Trinko

It’s not that is a nightmare. Instead, it’s the fault of incompetent Americans.

That’s the jist of what Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) said today, when asked by a reporter about the Obama administration’s decision, which was reported on last night, that people could claim they had tried to sign up before the March 31st deadline and still enroll in Obamacare in April.

“There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid said. “We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and they didn’t get through.”

Noting that everyone could use the Internet “like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet,” Reid talked about people who “need a little extra time.”

“The example they gave,” he added, referring to a Connecticut public radio station’s broadcast, “is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. But every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this, through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.”

Read more at The Foundry

Doug Ross @ Journal