Breaking: Congress Passes Bill Allowing Conceal Carry on Military Bases

The Fort Hood military base has warned its employees to seek shelter because of a possible shooter at the facility, according to reports. (AP file photo)

The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), for some an area of contention that provides too many powers for our current Commander-in-Chief, on Friday. The new 2016 version of the NDAA includes an amendment introduced by U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Tex), John Carter (R-Tex) and Scott Rigell (R-Vir) that will allow military base commanders the ability to authorize the concealed carry of firearms on any U.S. military installation.

This action falls on the wings of the deadly rampage that left four Marines and one Naval personnel dead after a known “terrorist” attacked recruiting stations in Chattanooga, Tenn on Thursday Jun 16th. We as a Nation (albeit there is little evidence from the White House to prove our President feels the same) mourn the loss of our military brethren, and this is proof that some of our politicians feel the same way.

Following the passage of the NDAA for the fiscal year 2016, McCaul issued the following statement from Austin, Texas regarding the amendment he helped co-author;

“Texas has twice mourned the loss of our soldiers and civilians after shootings at Fort Hood just north of my district. In 2009, Nidal Hassan walked into Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center, shouted Allahu Akbar, and opened fire, killing 13 and wounding 42 others in the most horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Five years later, another shooter opened fire on the base, killing four and wounding 16 others . Enough is enough. We must give our base commanders more discretion and our soldiers more protection. Thousands of my constituents in Texas already exercise this right responsibly. It is time for our service members to be allowed to do the same.”

It’s about time that politicians start using a more “common sense” approach to their political maneuvering, instead of worrying about what they “think” their constituents want. If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to Rep. McCaul speak, I encourage you to listen to him. It’s time We the People start getting involved in what is going on around us. You can continue to be a “keyboard commando” whining about what should be done, but until you get out there and actually do something about it, you whining is just annoying.

Get out… get involved and help take our country back! There is no more time to waste. We the People can no longer let a large centralized government, “run” our country. States rights must be restored and our federal government restricted. We gave them the power, and we can take it away.

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Patrick James
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.

Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.

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Patrick James
Patrick James
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef. Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak. "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air." ~ John Quincy Adams

6 Comments on "Breaking: Congress Passes Bill Allowing Conceal Carry on Military Bases"

  1. I understand the rule US forces, will not be armed against US citizens but they have the right to protect themselves.

  2. I caution everyone, don’t celebrate this or bring your weapon on base just yet. First, the house appropriations bill has to wait for the senates version before heading to the president. This will be a long process, usually not complete until September. So nothing is law as of now! Do not get in trouble, and lose your 2A rights because information is misleading.

    More importantly, the amendment passed in the house and proposed by the senate is way too vague, and absolutely ignores service member rights to self defense. It authorizes the base commander to “may” allow conceal carry. As we have learned in May vs Shall issue conceal carry states, may really means no.

    Do NOT let this go through without some language rewrite.

  3. Base commanders MAY allow. This is nothing but feel good propaganda for the masses! Several base commanders have already publicly stated they WILL NOT allow it. Mainly because they are Obama butt kissers!

  4. Base Commanders not allowing conceal carry has nothing to do with them being an “Obama butt kisser” It has to do with safety. There is a misconception that all military members know how to handle weapons. This is just not true. If base Commanders do allow conceal carry, it will probably come with some extensive training and qualification requirements. However, I don’t see people ever being allowed to conceal carry on a military base. You have to jump through hoops just to ride a motorcycle on a military base because of the safety aspect. Can you imagine the hoops there will be to get a conceal carry permit. NOT EVER GONNA HAPPEN.

  5. All our military personnel learn firearm use and safety in basic training. They’re all qualified and skilled enough to carry a sidearm or rifle of current stock and use. Base commanders and military branches that won’t allow their military forces to be armed for at least self-protection are Obama but-kissers. And you who defend him are too!

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  6. I am a service member. I have a conceal carry permit. I find it absolutely ridiculous that I am able to conceal carry outside the gate but not inside, especially considering I have spent half of my 10 year career carrying a loaded pistol and a rifle down range every day without incident. I can’t move my pistol from my house to the gate without it being double locked and in the trunk. I should start stopping five feet outside the gate (instead of destination) to retrieve said pistol. I should store it in the trunk again when I get five feet from the gate too. It would be interesting to see how the guards react.

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