[Video] Ft. Hood Survivor: ‘More Guns’ Would Have Prevented Latest Shootings

April 4 2014
by GSL Staff
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Retired Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford was at Fort Hood during the 2009 mass shooting there. He was actually shot 7 times, but survived.

You might think that such an experience would leave someone with a bad taste in their mouth regarding guns. However, just the opposite is true for Lunsford.

In a recent interview with MSNBC (side note: is MSNBC so hard up for on air talent that they are now hiring college kids to be newscasters?!) Lunsford says he believes more guns on base would prevent shootings like this.

It’s been revealed that the response time by the Military Police to the recent shooting was nearly 15 minutes. That’s simply unacceptable and the only real solution is to allow soldiers to protect themselves in the same way so many of us in the civilian world do every single day.

Lunsford points out that even non-combat personnel are trained on a basic level to use firearms, and members of our military are “soldiers first”.

In our own poll that has received nearly 4,000 responses so far, we found that over 90% of respondents think military personnel should be able to carry firearms while working on military bases.

I’m guessing that hearing the argument out of the mouth of a veteran who has survived a mass shooting still won’t sway the anti-gun crowd though.

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