I was having a conversation with a friend recently about the shooting at Fort Hood. he was wondering how a soldier was able to kill 13 people and wound another 30 on a military installation. Why, he asked, didn't one of the soldiers simply whip out his pistol and shoot the terrorist bastard when he started blazing away? The answer is simple. And alarming.
In March, 1993, as one of his first actions as President, Billy Jeff, by Executive Order, declared all U.S. military installations as "Gun Free Zones." He made it virtually impossible for our armed forces to be armed. No possession of personal weapons for self-defense allowed. A Second Amendment carve-out. If that sounds oxymoronic, it is. Especially the "moronic" part. The only armed armed forces members on military installations are Military Police. And they are few and far between. In fact, the hero in this tragic story was a civilian police woman who happened to be passing through. Were it not for her, this Islamic extremist terrorist would still be murdering his comrades-in-arms.
The Bottom Line: You stand a better chance of being shot while engaging in an act of terrorism in a Texas Wal-Mart than you do on a Texas military base.
Elections have consequences. This was just one of them. Now, don't you feel better and safer?