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House Republicans Sponsor Bill to Allow Guns on Military Bases

Friday, 27 Sep 2013 12:34 PM

By Dan Weil

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Rep. Steve Stockman introduced a bill in the House Thursday that would allow military personnel to carry firearms on base in the wake of the Sept. 16 Naval Yard shootings in Washington that killed 12 people.

Stockman offered the bill with six Republican co-sponsors, The Hill reports.

The policy forbidding guns on bases dates from the Clinton administration.

"Our disarmed military bases are vulnerable targets for terrorists, as we saw in Fort Hood and the Navy Yard," Stockman said. "Despite that, soldiers trained to use guns cannot carry on base.

In the 2009 Fort Hood incident in Texas, an army psychiatrist killed 13 people.

"The result is two mass killings where defenseless soldiers had to watch as their friends were murdered," Stockman added.

He said it defies logic that civilians can carry concealed weapons in public, while military members trained in firearms are not allowed to carry unconcealed weapons while on base.

"Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix," he said.

The bill's co-sponsors are GOP Reps. Doug LaMalfa of California, Bill Posey of Florida, and Michael Burgess, Louie Gohmert, Pete Olson, and Randy Weber, all of Texas,.

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