Americans are constantly being harangued over the issue of gun ownership. That issue was settled 226 years ago when our Constitution was enacted
By Alan Caruba
September 18, 2013
Here’s an excerpt from Steven Goddard’s excellent blog, Real Science:
“Navy Issues Security Clearances To Delusional Paranoiacs With Multiple Gun Arrests”
The DC shooter had two gun arrests, including one where he fired a bullet into his neighbor’s apartment and didn’t even bother to check on her. He suffered from delusional paranoia, heard voices, and had a security clearance and a concealed carry license. And the Navy let him slip through security yesterday carrying a rifle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said. Aaron Alexis, 34, had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation in the case was continuing. The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance.”
A gun in your hand is still the best protection against such a random killer or against anyone threatening your life or the lives of others.
On November 11, 2009, in the week following the killings at Fort Hood—still labeled workplace violence, not a terrorist attack—a Washington Times editorial noted that “Among President Clinton’s first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations 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.”
It makes you wonder why we refer to our military as “armed forces.”