1. I have been reading, in a very few sources, that two pistols were found at the crime scenes, apparently the personal property of two of the dead service members, and one of them shows evidence of being fired. There is also non fact based speculation that the Muslim extremest shooter may have been at least hit by round(s) fired by a service member.

    We shall see.

    In the mean time, I’m glad some service members are ignoring “official” policy and taking steps to arm themselves.

    “It’s better to be judged by 12 than carried by six.”

  2. I’m a retired USAF guy with a CCW permit. I frequent the base close to where I live to shop at the base commissary and BX. I can NOT even have a weapon in my vehicle (unloaded and locked in the trunk) let alone on my person while on the base. In IL where I live, to get a CCW permit one must under go both classroom training and a live fire demo to show that one knows how to handle a firearm.

    Two points. first, if I want to go to the base, I must leave my gun at home. If I’m out and about and want to go to the base for any reason, I have to go home first to leave my gun.

    Second, if it were only about training, CCW permit holders could be allowed to carry on base and/or some troops could be trained similar to how CCW permit holders are trained. But I doubt that will ever happen give the current political climate and resulting military leadership. It will only get worse if the angry white woman becomes president!