Florida Base Shooting Proves America is a Dying Empire
Let’s review to see what America has learned nearly two decades after Saudi Arabian hijackers flew planes into buildings in New York and Washington, DC, murdering 3,000 of our fellow citizens in the process. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Arabian nationals who were inside the US to receive flight training. Since 9/11, apparently we’ve learned nothing.
A Saudi Arabian pilot trainee just murdered a bunch of American sailors at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The shooter was killed in the attack, after he murdered three Americans and wounded a dozen others. Oh, and the FBI has arrested the shooter’s fan club, which we are told consisted of six other Saudi Arabian nationals, several of which filmed the shooting at the air base.
As usual, the deceased and wounded servicemen were victims of political correctness and being in the most bizarre gun-free zone imaginable: An American military base.
No one in the direct vicinity of the shooter, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had a firearm in their possession. Two brave Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies who were nearby had to drive on base to shoot the guy, because everyone else was a sitting duck.
We’ve now had seven deadly mass shootings on military bases since 9/11. Four of those shootings happened just this year, including this latest one.
At what point does the military begin to think that, A) maybe it’s time to allow for a few more MPs and officers on base to at least carry a sidearm, or B), maybe it’s not a great idea to allow Saudi nationals to receive flight training here in America?
It’s now easier for a person to get a concealed carry permit in California, Illinois, New York or Massachusetts than it is for a member of the US military. Here’s the process for getting a “concealed carry” permit at the Naval Air Station where a foreign Muslim just walked on base with a gun and shot a bunch of people.
First, the sailor has to get permission from the base commander or their commanding officer. Once that permission has been granted, the sailor is issued a card showing they have permission to carry the firearm.
However, there are a few caveats to this. The gun must be unloaded and must have a trigger lock on it, in order for the sailor to “carry” it. In addition, the ammunition must be stored in a place that is nowhere near said firearm.
Preferably, if the sailor could store his or her ammunition on the moon or place it in a crate and sink it to the bottom of the ocean, that would be best for our wizened military policy makers.
Once the sailor has effectively secured his or her firearm in this responsible manner, he is allowed to “carry” it on base. And by “carry,” I mean he can carry it in his vehicle from the entrance to the base, all the way to the base armory, where he or she is required to surrender the firearm for safekeeping.
Meanwhile, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani was able to skirt the rules by carrying a gun in his backpack, all the way to the classroom where he carried out his mass shooting.
When Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (no relation) shot up a recruiting station and the Naval Air Station in Chattanooga, TN in 2015, one sailor at the recruiting station shot back at him with his personal firearm.
The shooter then made his way to air station where it was easier pickings (no one was armed there), so he could kill one sailor and four Marines.
The sailor who shot at Abdulazeez was nearly court martialed by the Obama administration for a carrying his concealed weapon – which he had a permit for – in the recruiting station. Public backlash was the only thing that saved the sailor’s career.
Then-FBI Director James Comey solemnly declared that we may never fully know or understand the Chattanooga shooter’s motivations. He really said that. Out loud. Publicly.
I’ll bet I can guess what his motivation was! And I’m also betting that it was the exact same motivation held by the Saudi national who just murdered three Americans and wounded a dozen more in Pensacola.
After Nidal Hassan committed the Fort Hood massacre in 2009, General George Casey uttered the statement that will probably be America’s epitaph, since we are now a people that refuses to learn anything: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”