Once again, a craven coward revealed himself. This coward chose to attack his victims where he knew they had no way of defending themselves.
Everyone in the military knows that only Military Police carry weapons on a base, therefore his prey are like children in schools or patrons in a theater. I don’t buy the defense that he was not in his right mind. He had the presence of mind to sneak the gun onto Fort Hood and not following regulations for registering his weapon with the military as all are required to do.
This again points out the folly of the liberal argument that all guns should be banned. On base, all weapons are banned with the exception of their Military Police. This is not unlike the city of Chicago, where the problem of gun violence is so very high. I do wonder how many of these banned guns are connected to the Fast and Furious scheme.
In the best of all possible worlds, we must recognize that we shall always have the problem of the mentally unbalanced, because they get to check a box saying they are mentally healthy. There are things we can do to minimize the effects caused by unwarranted gun use: