Reader S. e-mailed me an infuriating message and attachment last week after the Washington Navy Yard massacre. More on her letter in a moment. As I pointed out on the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, many military bases and facilities remain gun-free zones thanks to Clinton-era gun restrictions. Reminder:
–The victims were all unarmed. Soldiers inside the deployment center were and are forbidden from carrying weapons — either issued weapons or personal arms — on base. When Hasan commenced his shooting spree by shouting, “Allahu Akbar,” several brave men and women in uniform used chairs, tables and their own bodies to try to stop him. But it wasn’t until a courageous, armed civilian police officer, Sgt. Kimberley Munley, arrived on the scene with her 9mm Beretta that Hasan’s rampage was interrupted.