Ft. Hood Mom Questions Logic Of Gun-Free Bases
â€śWell for one thing, theyâ€™re trained. They know rules of engagement; we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then theyâ€™re taken away from them on their homes bases. They canâ€™t defend their family, their coworkers; they canâ€™t defend themselves.â€ť
Those are the word of Lynda Voyles-Konecny, the mother of an enlisted son who was reportedly only 100 feet from Ivan Lopez, the man who killed three people at Ft. Hood, Texas last week before killing himself.
Voyles-Konecny sat down with WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Ala. over the weekend to discuss the logic of denying servicemen access to weapons while on base. Hereâ€™s a linkÂ to the story, which includes a video interview.
â€śThey started describing the buildings where these things were going on,â€ť said Voyles-Konecny, who said she and her family all have legal concealed-carry permits. â€śI knew exactly where my son was and where the shooter was because Iâ€™ve been at Fort Hoodâ€¦Iâ€™m in a better position to defend my family than he is, and thatâ€™s a shame.â€ť
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.
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