More than 40 federal agencies are armed to the teeth, including the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the EPA. But our military on military bases? Nope.
That fact is not lost on David Codrea at Gun Rights Examiner:
“While authorities are trying to piece together exactly what happened and who, if anyone besides dead named shooter Aaron Alexis was involved in today’s massacre at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., one fact is indisputable. The killer(s) took advantage of a “gun free zone” at not only the facility, but one that extends throughout Washington. D.C.
Security at the center utterly failed at stopping a murderer bent on killing defenseless personnel.
… Add to this the draconian laws of the District that make merely buying a gun an exercise one could write a book about, as The Washington Times opinion page senior editor Emily Miller just did – and that is just for home defense. There are no provisions in the law for citizens to carry firearms, or to have them in their cars for protection on the trip to and from a workplace that forbids them, such as the Navy Yard.
Codrea nails it. Forcefully.