The PJ Tatler

Military May Soon Be Able to Pack Heat on Base

The Obama administration has stood idly by as our serving military have been left as sitting ducks on their own bases. But, as Bob Owens reports, this may soon change:

Military servicemen still seething over domestic Islamic terrorist attacks at Fort Hood in 2009 and at Chattanooga in June want the ability to carry a concealed weapon on domestic military bases by a whopping 81%, and will likely get it very soon. Just 15% oppose on-base carry, and 4% are undecided, according to a new Rassmussen Reports survey of 1,473 military service personnel.

Following the murder of five unarmed military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee this summer, some in Congress have proposed allowing more service members to carry weapons on bases in this country. A new RallyPoint/Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of active and retired military personnel finds that 81% favor such a plan. Just 15% oppose allowing military members with qualified concealed carry licenses to have weapons on domestic bases in the United States. Four percent (4%) are undecided.

Support for expanded concealed carry privileges on stateside bases is equally high among all branches of the service. Those in the reserves are slightly more supportive of this proposal than those on full-time active duty or who are retired. An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would allow service personnel to carry concealed weapons, and President Obama indicated this afternoon that he would indeed sign the bill into law once it arrives on his desk.

We’ll believe it when see it.