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  •  While I was in the Army at Fort Ord, Ca a troop (9+ / 0-)

    got about a block away with a pistol he had bought that afternoon at a Seaside second hand store, his goal, kill his Plt,

    I was the CQ, (Charge of Quarters), which means I was responsible for all actions in the barracks that day. I was all so the first person the troop with the gun would have had to pass on his way to shoot his Plt. Sgt.

    Chances are I would have been shot either on the shooters
     entrance, or on his leaving. Some how the MP's stopped this from happening.

    So what's my point, it is this. I had to have my Commanding Officer sign off on me buying a car, or moving off post. Why not have to have a CO sign off on any troop buying a weapon, then having that weapon in the arms room, except for a limited time of sign out. Never over night.

    FWIW I seldom comment on gun issues here. My view is if You feel You Must have a weapon, fine pick one. The rest of them get locked in a case at the gun club.

    "Behold the Turtle, it only makes Progress when it sticks it's neck Out."

    by vzfk3s on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 05:02:42 PM PDT

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