Petition the Department of Defense to Arm Our Troops
We invite you to sign the petition calling for the U.S. Defense Department to allow our troops to defend themselves and carry firearms on their own military bases.
Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people, and injured more than 30 others at Fort Hood.
Aaron Alexis allegedly shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.
What do these two tragedies have in common? They occurred, on military installations, where existing regulations “restrict the authorization” to carry firearms. Our troops: fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters are no safer than “fish in a barrel.”
It’s shocking, but true. On any US military installation, the only armed individuals are the MP’s. They are likely carrying only a 9mm Beretta. It’s possible that a few other soldiers may be armed, while at the firing range, but that’s about it.
Look at a map of any southern state. Select, at random, any rural neighborhood. There is a good chance the neighborhood is better armed than our military installations.
If you see a convoy of military hummers on the road, you might think, “someone would be crazy to attack them.” However, even if they are going to the firing range, none of them are armed! At the range, they are issued firearms. They shoot, turn their weapons back in, and drive back unarmed again.
Even the MP’s go to work unarmed. They check out their weapon, do their shift, turn their weapon back in, and go home.
Like all patriotic Americans, you’re probably shocked and sickened by the fact that these attacks could occur so easily, on our military bases. That’s because our troops are not “authorized” to carry weapons to defend themselves.
We’re not suggesting that every individual on a military base should carry a weapon; but our trained soldiers should! Isn’t it strange that civilian police and SWAT teams handled the terrorist attack on Fort Hood? Where were the Military Police?
All of this could happen again, if we don’t make some serious changes … fast.
That’s why were asking all patriotic Americans to:
PETITION THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO ARM OUR TROOPS
I, the undersigned, do hereby request the Department of Defense to tighten security and arm more of our troops on our military bases.