Why we would continue to disarm our military while here at home when they bravely fight for freedom over seas is beyond me. Fort Hood was turned into a combat zone because of a single shooter and those brave soldiers had no weapons to defend themselves.
Instead they had to wait 15 minutes — an eternity in an active shooter situation — for military police to arrive and confront the shooter who then took his own life.
Now a mother of one of the soldiers at Fort Hood is speaking out against the policy that takes away the rights of soldiers to defend themselves.
Lynda Voyles-Konecny gave an interview to WHNT and questioned why she was in a better position to defend herself from attack than her son is. According to a report by WHNT,
Voyles-Konecny’s son, Jason, has been stationed there for the past 7 years. “He didn’t have a weapon to defend himself with,” she said. “It’s hard to talk about, had he had that weapon, I’m confident he would have taken out that shooter.”
They defend us overseas, but they’re defenseless at bases. She said she doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the law. “Well for one thing, they’re trained. They know rules of engagement, we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then they’re taken away from them on their homes bases,” she said. “They can’t defend their family, their coworkers, they can’t defend themselves.”
“I think we should have a dialogue to find out why and where we can improve,” she said. “I think we need to have a defense where you have at least two officers that can be armed in all buildings on all military installations.”
“I’m in a better position to defend my family than he is, and that’s a shame.”