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Bases need to be better armed

To the editor:

As a long time military guy, it makes me sick to see another shooting inside a military facility where I am sure most all of the people that work in these installations are qualified to use a weapon of some sort. But no one in all these areas has a weapon to protect themselves or others in case of an attack.

This is outrageous and defies common sense. Every area in every base should have someone who is armed — period. And, the way things are going in this country, that may have to apply to civilian areas, too. Sad to have to even think about this, but enough is enough.

I was a kid in the 50s and I did not know what the word “violence” even meant. Now it is everywhere and getting out of control. TV, movies and video games are all to blame and should be reigned in for sure.

I’m hopefully the Pentagon will wake up and have at least one sharpshooter in every area in every base to protect the people who work there.

Steve Hoadley


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