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We remember the tragic shooting at Fort Hood in 2009 by (now former) Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. We thought it wouldn’t happen again, especially there. We thought it was over.
Then…we got news just last night that it happened again…on April 2, 2014, at sometime around 6pm. Three innocent people are dead, and something like 16 others (last count I heard) are injured. This time, the assailant was an Iraq veteran named Spc. Ivan Lopez.
Both times, the assailant was stopped by a “good gal” with a gun. In Lopez’s case, he took his own life like a coward when the female police officer confronted him with her own firearm. Well, we trust our sworn police officers to carry guns on police property and pretty much anywhere else. Why are we not doing likewise with our sworn military members on their own bases to give ’em a fighting chance against the next Hasan or Lopez instead of being sitting ducks? WHY?
On that note, we also show you some ways to get new folks into the enjoyment of marksmanship. We use two examples: the first is my cameralady, Miss B.H.C., and the other example is my mother. Yep two more “good gals” with guns. Gotta love that, especially in light of the above recent event. If you want to be able to defend yourself, you need to understand the tools to do that…and the tools to do that are guns.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and the families. May our “leadership” folks finally wake up and take the shackles off of our people serving our country. They deserve better.