When did Military Bases become ‘Gun-Free Zones’?

Brietbart – by AWR HAWKINS, Sept 17, 2013

It hasn’t always been the case that only MPs can carry firearms on U.S. military bases. A mere twenty years ago, “gun free zones” made their way to these facilities under the watch of President Bill Clinton.

According to a Washington Times editorial written days after the Nov. 5, 2009 attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, one of Clinton’s “first acts upon taking office… was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases.”  

Clinton’s actions birthed Army regulations “forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection.”

In other words, thanks to Clinton, citizens who join the military to use guns to defend liberty abroad cannot practice their constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on active duty at home.

As the Times editorial board put it: “Because of Mr. Clinton, terrorists would face more return fire if they attacked a Texas Wal-Mart than the gunman faced at Fort Hood.”

The same theme ran true at the Navy Yard in DC on September 16. Police were called after the shooter opened fired, and reports indicate it took approximately three to seven minutes for them to arrive. Each minute is an eternity when a lunatic with a weapon decides the “gun free zone” rules do not apply to him.

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11 thoughts on “When did Military Bases become ‘Gun-Free Zones’?

  1. Clinton has the blood of all shootings on his hands that were made Gun Free Zones… How stupid that Sounds… Gun Free Zones. But also Bush Jr. , he never trashed the Ex order . Now the Muslim in the White House has not trashed the ex order either.

  2. “When did Military Bases become ‘Gun-Free Zones’?”

    Another thing that boggles the mind. How can a military base be a gun-free zone? That’s like a fire department without a fire hose. It makes zero sense! How can a military fight and train without weapons?

    1. Zero sense?
      Not so fast.

      One need only consider the agenda of those creating mandating such absurdities (ie: laws by decree).

  3. get mad, get angry,I want my country back right f#@king NOW.
    Talking is getting old, every day that goes by more we loose and more
    time for the communist government to think of ways to kill us .

  4. All government owned weapons are locked in an Arms Room. The unit armorer for each Troop or Company has the key. The commander doesn’t even have access. Soldiers can have weapons in their on post housing if it is locked up. The MPs have a record of every weapon that you own and can have access any time they want. If you live in the barracks your private weapons must be kept in the Arms Room. The commanders do not want the troops to be armed daily on post because they believe that the average joe doesn’t have the discipline needed. Yet they are locked and loaded in combat and on the range. It makes no sense, but not a lot that they do makes sense.

  5. disarming of American citizens is well under way your just not hearing about it on your local news. what do you think the no knock warrant is all about. they’re going after softer targets and working their way up. even if you don’t own a gun but affiliated with those who do, expect a visit.

    1. Have heard people speaking of having burried their guns in the woods on more than one occasion – not so nutty considering the controllers of America are America haters.

  6. I was in Veitnam in ’68 through early ’69 – we ate, slept and went to the bathroom, with our weapons – I’ve talked to others that were there afterwards that had to “turn in” their weapons as soon as they re-entered the wire – when I first heard that I didn’t believe them –

    I have some Marines that live on the property here that have recently told me: In Iraq and Afganistan they had to turn in their weapons as soon as they came onto a base???
    Now, if you asked me: that would be the ultimate insult to be a “combatant” in a combat zone and have to turn in your weapon at night.
    This is just insanity – its everywhere, folks

    1. Yea, it’s good to know that our troops who are overseas at war are basically telling the enemy, not only can you surprise attack us, but we will give you an extra 5-10 minutes before we can actually get our weapons and fight back.

      As a matter of fact, all you have to do is capture the place where our weapons are stashed and the rest of your gang can easily hold us hostage and take over the base without firing a single shot.


      It’s called “an army of none”.

  7. Not true, I served between 1989-1993 and we were not allowed to keep our personal firearms on base. They had to be stored with the security police in the base armory or kept off base.

  8. “Each minute is an eternity when a lunatic with a weapon decides the “gun free zone” rules do not apply to him.”

    Might be true IF they actually WERE lunatics to begin with, instead of manufactured ‘threats’ engineered by the so-called ‘government’.

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