Ticked off

Nov 6, 2009 by Jared Smith

I am ticked off.

Mad that a crazy guy shot 43 soldiers. Mad that policy ensured they couldn’t defend themselves on a MILITARY base. Mad that our government trusts them with machine guns and tanks in Iraq, but strips them of sidearms at home, or makes them carry them but prohibits any bullets. Mad that I could freely carry a gun outside the base gates, but our soldier’s rights to bear arms are stripped of them inside the base, where it’s “safe”.

I am happy that a brave CIVILIAN security guard was allowed to be armed and arrived in 3 minutes to immobilize the shooter (she was shot herself in the process). In 3 minutes, 42 UNARMED SOLDIERS were shot, 13 killed. On a military base. A United States friggin’ military base.

How can you not be pissed off about that?

Fort Hood is just a few miles from Killeen, Texas, home of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. A mad man drove his truck into Luby’s cafeteria and then began shooting, killing 23 people and wounding 20. Hennard’s spree lasted 14 minutes – until he was confronted by the first person to have a firearm, at which point he took his own life.

Suzanna Hupp and her parents were in that diner. She had a firearm, but complied with Texas law which prohibited public concealed carry and left it in her vehicle. When the shooting started, she reached in her purse for her firearm, but realized it was legally stored outside. Her father rushed the shooter and was gunned down. Her mother was shot in the head at point blank range while holding her mortally wounded husband. Suzanna is positive she could have and would have had a chance at saving their lives if she’d have been permitted to have her firearm. Concealed carry is now legal in Texas and all other states which view it’s citizens as human beings with rights. Suzanna Hupp had a significant impact in bringing back lawful carry to Texas. She has said, “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”

Perhaps it’s time for the U.S. military to take a lesson from Ms. Hupp and realize that those constitutional rights shouldn’t be stripped from our servicemen and servicewomen who fight and give their lives to defend those very rights. God bless them all!

Yes, I am ticked off.

  1. 2 Responses to “Ticked off”

  2. Amen!!! This country needs to start taxing or punishing the citizens that do not own or carry guns. This country was made so that it’s people would have guns and carry guns to protect the country.”militia” And now our own army can’t even carry guns on an army base. How sad!! Well I guess we can only protect ourselves because it’s obvious our country can’t.

    By Aaron on Nov 6, 2009

  3. Well if I ever happen to be caught in a terrible situation that would require a a guns protection I would hope to have someone like you two to protect me. You guys are awesome!

    By jill on Nov 8, 2009

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