Should Soldiers Be Allowed to Carry Guns at U.S. Military Installations? [POLL]
After another deadly shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, the debate picked up again about whether or not soldiers should be allowed to carry. Since 2009, there have been 3 deadly shootings at military installations and as of right now only military police officers are allowed to carry according to the Dallas Morning News.
Except for military police officers, soldiers at Fort Hood and on all other U.S. military installations are not permitted to be armed or to carry privately owned firearms. The restrictions on personal weapons were expanded after the 2009 massacre and an epidemic of suicides at Fort Hood, the largest active-duty armored post in the country. Current policy requires soldiers to register their personal guns with their commanders and to keep the weapons in a secured room.
Should soldiers be allowed to carry guns? Let us know in today’s KFYO Poll of the Day.