(by Joseph Farah, WND) -- Does anyone recall any U.S. military bases experiencing shooting attacks prior to 1993?
I can’t find any records. If there were incidents, and I don’t doubt there were, no one was keeping track. That suggests there wasn’t much a problem.
But since 1993, I count at least 14 separate armed attacks resulting in 41 dead and 116 wounded.
Let that sink in – 41 dead and 116 wounded.
Maybe you wonder what happened in 1993 to cause this rash of deadly violence.
Any sane and rational person would ask that question.
That’s the year Army Regulation 190-14 (Carrying of Firearms and Use of Force for Law Enforcement and Security Duties) was amended with new rules on how and when servicemen could carry firearms on military installations. The policy banned the carrying of firearms except for “personnel regularly engaged in law enforcement or security duties.”
What happened was the Army took away the guns – and gun deaths and injuries skyrocketed.
It’s like the old adage states: When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns.
With soldiers unarmed, they became sitting ducks. The death and injury numbers spiked.
Looking back on the carnage with the perspective of hindsight, we should now all be able to see what a terrible idea it was banning guns on military bases.