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.”
— Michael McCaul (@RepMcCaul) May 15, 2015
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.
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