Military Brass: We Prefer Our Active Duty As Disarmed Slaves
Policies requiring unloaded firearms and gun-free zones turn our troops into defenseless victims in mass shootings
September 16, 2013
Since at least the 1950s, “political motivations” have left American service members systematically disarmed during various military duties, which has led to mass casualties in “gun-free” zones.
On May 16, 2011, a poster on the Firing Line forum named BarryLee said that during the Cold War, his late father in the Military Police Corps was not always issued ammunition for his sidearm.
“This meant that sometimes they went on patrol with unloaded weapons,” he said.
BarryLee asked the other forum members if this was a common practice in the U.S. military.
“Unloaded weapons are more common than most people think,” FrankenMauser responded. “Sometimes political motivations trump safety.”
“Sometimes, the [unloaded] weapon itself is expected to be a better deterrent than the need to use it.”