American military bases are Gun-Free Zones. Because of a Bush 41 – Clinton Era policy, military personnel are actually forbidden from carrying firearms for personal protection at American military facilities. Obama’s Pentagon justifies this policy by saying that… I am not making this up… military personnel cannot be trusted to safely handle firearms.
“DoD does not support arming all personnel. We hold this position for many reasons,” Army Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday.
Those reasons include safety concerns and the risk of accidental discharges, she said.
Which has led to this absurd situation – Civilians providing armed protection for soldiers.
Obama’s Pentagon has promised to study the issue of whether soldiers can be trusted with guns, but given this administration’s attitude toward self-defense, the result of this study is a foregone conclusion. In the meantime, Obama’s Defense Department has … for security reasons … ordered recruiters to stop wearing uniforms.
It’s amazing how much progressive insanity is just accepted as normal.