"You would think our armed service members would be allowed to carry their guns anywhere. Thanks to Obama they can’t carry them on bases or in recruiting offices."
"And thanks to the anti-gun hysteria here in the U.S they can’t barely take them anywhere else. Which is so weird considering they took an oath to protect the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic and for them to do that they need their gun on them.
In this maddening story a U.S. Navy soldier thought he and his gun were welcome at a local Waffle House. Turns out they don’t like guns and they told him either put your gun in the car or you’re going to have to leave.
The soldier left..."
The PROBLEM with this story is that AGAIN, the EXTREMIST GOP is caught in their own lying fantasy as evidenced by the linked article below:
"Speaking at a Carson City, Nev., town hall on July 17, Bush said, "A law was passed, apparently in the Clinton administration, about whether, in recruiting offices … Marines or other military should be able to have guns. Apparently it is prohibited."
Bush was one of several Republican candidates to call for an end to such a gun prohibition. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, another GOP presidential candidate, also pointed blame at Clinton."
Now, Jeb Bush, a GOP Presidential candidate, was quick to blame another Democrat, President Clinton, for the law prohibiting certain military personnel from carrying their firearms in certain venues..................the problem; however, is that THAT is also NOT TRUE, (again) as evidenced by the above link and the following:
"As it turns out, there is a policy that’s relevant here -- but it’s not as straightforward as Bush suggests, and it wasn’t written under Clinton. It stemmed from an effort under Bush’s father, then-President George H.W. Bush.
....In 1992, when Bush was president, the Department of Defense issued a directiverelated to firearms for military personnel. That directive replaced an earlier one from 1986. The directive doesn’t specifically address recruiting offices, but it applies broadly to military sites.
The 1992 directive, signed by then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Donald Atwood, didn’t outright ban military personnel from carrying weapons. Instead, it said that only certain employees could carry weapons, including those who worked in law enforcement, security and prisons. The directive also did not apply in certain situations, such as in war zones.
The policy explains that the intent is "to limit and control the carrying of firearms by DoD military and civilian personnel." So the policy did cover most military personnel."