Re: Killeen Newspaper Poll
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Combat trained troops should be able to carry on base! Gun free zone once again makes you fish in a barrel!
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Good points, both of them!AF-Odin wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:54 pmNidal Hasan had a security clearance and went through a NICS check for the FN pistol he bought. I was on Ft Hood at the time of the shooting and one of the buildings used by my organization STILL has doors that show damage from the SWAT team's battering rams when they thought that there might have been more than one gunman. I had several hundred unarmed personnel sheltering in my buildings and the ONLY thing I had to defend myself and them was a replica 1912 saber. I and many of my staff were LTC holders and many were shooting competitors yet we risked a federal felony and loss of our job if we carried on post. Couple of years later, another Soldier went off and shot several folks, but it truly was workplace violence in an unarmed victim zone. Yep, still bitter and not sure arming a bunch of 18-19 year olds who have to be watched constantly while on the range is the answer (seen way too many NDs on ranges and overseas), but would really like LTC holders to be able to carry on post.
Texas Military Department
17 January 2018
SUBJECT: Privately Owned Firearms
Reference: See enclosure
1. PURPOSE. To ensure the safety of all personnel and members of the public, who
work at, or use Texas Military Department (TMD) facilities and establish policy with
regard to Personally Owned Firearms (POFs). This directive supersedes policy
memorandum JFTX P15-08 Privately Owned Firearms, dated 1 December 2015.
2. APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This issuance applies to TMD employees, civilian
visitors, contractors, and service members of all other military service components while
on any TMD installation or facility.
a. Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter H, anyone
issued a handgun license recognized and valid in the State of Texas may possess a
handgun on their person or in a properly secured vehicle while on TMD installations or
facilities. This authorization encompasses all buildings and property under the control
of the TMD.