Tags: inhofe | fort | hood | shooting

Inhofe: Military Bases 'At the Mercy' of Someone on a Rampage

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 09:51 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Following the second mass shooting at Ft. Hood since 2009, Sen. Jim Inhofe claimed laws preventing service personnel from carrying arms puts the people who work at military installations at risk.

"These guys who were there are at the mercy of someone who is out on a rampage that we saw yesterday, because they know the perpetrator of these crimes know that they're not armed there," the Oklahoma Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday.

Story continues below:



Iraq War veteran Spc. Ivan Lopez went on a shooting spree Wednesday at Ft. Hood in Texas, the largest active-duty military post in the U.S. He killed three people before committing suicide. Another 16 people were injured in the attack.

After the 2009 shooting at Ft. Hood, restrictions were tightened regarding firearms regulations. Some lawmakers have argued potential attackers may be emboldened knowing service personnel on military installations are not armed.

Currently, military personnel are restricted from bearing arms on the base. Regulations permit law enforcement and security personnel only to carry weapons, according to the Washington Post.

Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, explained he had introduced legislation to change that three times since 2010. He said attempts had been made "on every defense authorization bill since 2010."

The person who stopped Wednesday's shooter was an armed security woman, Inhofe explained. He said he disagreed with gun control advocates who want to limit the use of arms on military bases.

"I would just disagree with a lot of these gun control people who are trying to blame the guns, instead of the individuals, and allow them to be defended. I think that has to be looked at," he said.

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Cop Who Pushed CNN Anchor in Ferguson Suspended Over Racist Speech

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 21:41 PM

A St. Louis County police officer who pushed back a CNN anchor during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, this wee . . .

Goldman, US Agency in Mortgage Settlement Worth $1.2 Billion

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 21:30 PM

Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie . . .

Kudlow: Obama Using 'Left-wing Populist Tricks and Class Warfare'

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 19:08 PM

Badly behind in the polls, Team Obama is resorting to its old left-wing populist tricks, says renowned economist and CNB . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved