Saturday, April 24, 2010

File under: Guns don't kill people...etc

Things that make you go 'hmmm...':

Pentagon to Adopt Militarywide Gun Rules

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military will adopt a broad policy governing how privately owned guns can be carried or stored at military installations after the shooting deaths of 13 people last year at Fort Hood, Texas.

A disgruntled Army psychologist is charged in the deaths.

Maj. Nidal Hasan had little or no access to military firearms in his job but was able to buy two handguns and bring them onto the base.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered this week that a comprehensive new policy be developed to cover all branches of the military and its bases and offices. The standardized policy would replace or buttress a patchwork of regulations adopted by each service or individual military installation....

Read the rest (and be sure to check out the debate ongoing in the comments) here.

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