|hi. i dont often feel i have much constructive to add, but i thought i'd chip in with this:
theres obvious talk recently of the adequacy of unarmed civilian security contractors and suggestions that either they be armed or put soldiers back on to gate guard duty.
my suggestion is that i think its prudent to arm the civilian security guards to start with. however, would it not be a good idea to issue weapons and 'a mag' of ammo to soldiers/sailors/airmen whilst on base as a routine, instead of having them locked away in the armoury? this way, god forbid if any clown does infiltrate a base to kill and destroy then each soldier is instantly reactive.
this situation is already routine for troops on ops, why not at home? seems an effective solution to me. what do you guys think??