Tweak gun policy for military installations

Legislation is being introduced that would allow members of the military, like those who perished in Thursday shooting at the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center, to carry weapons.

If we properly train and arm our military service personnel, they should not be prohibited from carrying firearms on military installations.

We can say it might have made a difference in the horrific shooting that left five dead at the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center off Amnicola Highway last Thursday, but we don't know for sure.

What we do know for sure is that the threat of such shootings or similar attacks at military-related facilities in the United States and abroad - whether or not they're inspired by foreign or domestic groups - is on the rise.

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