Rep. Steve Stockman said he plans to introduce a bill to allow military personnel to carry concealed guns while on military bases in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 dead including the shooter.
Stockman, R-Texas, said his bill would allow military personnel to not only carry, but also fire back in the event that an armed combatant opens fire on a military base, reports Red Alert Politics.
“These are the guys that we entrust to protect our families ” Stockman said. “These are the guys that we entrust to protect our country. These are the guys who, by the way, we have trained. And what do we do? We say, ‘excuse me, you can protect our nation but you better not protect yourselves.'”
Concealed carry is currently prohibited on military bases. The only people on base allowed to carry guns are the military police.