H.R.3199 – Safe Military Bases Act – Bill allows guns on military bases

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Sponsor: Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-36] (Introduced 09/26/2013)
Cosponsors: 6
Latest Action: 09/26/2013 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

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One response to “H.R.3199 – Safe Military Bases Act – Bill allows guns on military bases

  1. infideltwana

    GOP bill allows guns on military bases
    http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/legislation/325069-gop-bill-allows-guns-on-military-bases

    The bill is a response to this month’s shooting spree on a Washington, D.C., naval base that left 13 dead.

    House Republicans on Thursday introduced legislation that would end the ban on carrying firearms on military bases in response to this month’s shooting spree on a Washington, D.C., naval base that left 13 dead, including the shooter.

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) proposed the Safe Military Bases Act, H.R. 3199, along with six other House Republicans. Stockman said the bill would reverse the Clinton-era gun policy that he said has led to two mass shootings on bases.

    “Our disarmed military bases are vulnerable targets for terrorists, as we saw in Fort Hood and the Navy Yard,” Stockman said Thursday. “Despite that, soldiers trained to use guns cannot carry on base.

    “The result is two mass killings where defenseless soldiers had to watch as their friends were murdered.”

    Stockman said it makes no sense to allow civilians to carry concealed weapons in public, while members of the military who are trained in firearms use cannot carry weapons while on base. Critics of this policy argued in the wake of last week’s shooting that the event took place in a “gun-free zone,” even though it was a military base, the Washington Navy Yard.

    “Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix,” he said. “No reasonable person can oppose that.”

    His bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Pete Olson (R-Texas), Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas).

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