Once Again, Gun Free Zones Cost Lives

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Here we are again….. another mass shooting in A GUN FREE ZONE.

When will Americans “get it” that gun free zones do NOT deter crazy people who want to kill innocent people in masses.
In fact, once again, we have seen proof that GUN FREE ZONES cost people their lives…

The best way to stop bad guys with guns is to allow good guys to have guns.
How many people at Fort Hood would NOT be dead or injured tonight if those on base were not disarmed?

I understand the military has its rules.. I disagree with those rules.

I think its a crying shame that we send our men and women armed into war zones around the world where they are asked to put their lives on the line for liberty, then we bring them home, disarm them, and expect them to walk around defenseless victims waiting to happen on their own bases.

My condolences to the victims and their families over their losses and my apologies that our government stripped you of your right to defend your own lives here at home.

Shooter identified: Spc. Ivan Lopez, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, ties a fly during an instructional class Nov. 3, 2010 at Fort Hood.
UPDATE: 4 dead, 14 injured.

Details on shooting from Fox News

A shooting at Ft. Hood has left at least four dead — including the shooter — and 14 injured.
This was allegedly a soldier on soldier incident.

According to Fox Newsm The Homeland Security source, who stressed the information was preliminary, added that there was “currently no [counter terrorism] nexus” and said it appears the shooter killed himself.

Senior U.S. officials confirmed the shooter’s identity as Spc. Ivan Lopez, who was based at Ft. Hood, which was also the scene of a deadly shooting in 2009 that left 13 dead.

President Obama said the U.S. government will get to the bottom of what happened in the shooting, and said officials are doing everything they can to make sure everyone is secure.

“We’re heartbroken that something like this might’ve happened again,” Obama said.

Officials at Scott & White Temple Hospital in Temple, Texas, said in a press conference Wednesday evening the facility had received four patients from the shooting and another two were en route. The victims’ conditions ranged from stable to critical, and included injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and extremities.

It was not immediately clear where the other eight surviving victims were being treated.

A worker at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, which is located at Ft. Hood, told Fox News they were treating two patients who were wounded in the shooting. The worker says doctors have been told to expect more, although it’s unclear how many more they might be expecting.

“It’s chaos,” a source outside the hospital told FoxNews.com. “I see lots of ambulances coming in. There are helicopters everywhere.”

The sheriff’s office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby Texas Army base, Bell County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donnie Adams said.

Fort Hood ordered everyone at the base to “shelter in place.” The order was sent on the base’s Twitter feed and posted on its Facebook page.

The 1st Calvary Division, which is based at Fort Hood, sent a Twitter alert telling people on base to close doors and stay away from windows.

In 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, a psychiatrist who had become a radical Muslim while serving in the military, killed 13 people and injured dozens more inside the Army post in Killeen, Texas. Hasan, who represented himself at a military trial after clashing with his appointed attorneys, was sentenced to death in August.

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  • Charles

    Exactly what I have been thinking and saying since I heard about it Jan. If we trust our soldiers to fight our wars, we should be able to trust them to defend their own base and carry the firearms to do so. Even if it’s just a side arm.

  • Christian

    this on top of the jihad out from a recruit who turned moslem and is now in the wind.. yeah, obama’s military.

    • billyboblewis

      Powerful words coming from someone who calls themselves Christian

  • Richard Ell

    Only Fox News would make Hay, out of the “Gun Free Zone” aspect of it. Few people expect a random SHOOTING, on a Military base – with armed sentries at all entrances, exits, etc. – But, if someone is so determined to take lives, that he is willing to throw his own life away, it’s almost impossible to stop him. A horrific tragedy, and my heart goes out to the families of all the deceased and wounded. A man went nuts. It’s that simple. This has nothing to do with being Disarmed, or Gun Free Zones.

    • Randal Thom

      you just go on with your cool aid,, what this is saying had all the soldiers been armed that dude would have been dead way before he injured and killed 3.. it I simple knowledge that gun free zones is where people go to shoot cause they the only ones with the weapons Richard dumbass eli

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Gun Free Zone = Shooting Gallery.