The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Rep Michael McCaul, R-Austin, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said personnel at Fort Hood could have stopped Wednesday’s fatal shootings “almost immediately” if not for a 1993 Pentagon regulation that prohibits carrying weapons on the base. Is that regulation prudent or foolhardy?
Of all places to not have weapons handy, a military base makes no sense. Supposedly these are highly trained personnel, or at least trained in basic marksmanship and safety, right? They should absolutely have access to weapons on base. Susan Taylor Eurto
Unfortunately the incident last week shows only too well what happens when you take a gun to work with you. Sad. Really sad. Heidi Bishop
More guns are never the answer to violence. Let common sense prevail! Gerald Askew
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Shootouts on the street? That’s what they always claim — before we adopted concealed carry. It did not happen! Why would it happen on base? Jack Griffith
You will never be capable of removing firearms from the face of the earth. As a child we made zip guns out of car antennas. A piece of pipe can make a shotgun by adding an end cap and nail. Right or wrong, disarmament will never work. Melvin Willis