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The fear here is the lone-wolf, home-grown, self-radicalized jihadist attacking a recruitment office!
As extracted from the testimony of Chief of Staff [CoS] Milley before Congress and for your edification:
Thanks to the Briefing Room and the tip from Freeper. Well, you just gotta read it.
"Army Chief Opposes Private Weapons for Troops"
"In testimony before a congressional committee investigating the murders of military personnel at military facilities, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that he was opposed to letting troops carry personal weapons to defend themselves."
"'Let me assure Congress that our higher ranking officers are well protected by the existing procedures,' the General said. 'Base commanders have a contingent of armed guards between themselves and any potential assailant. I am confident that no intruders could get to them without themselves being shot.'"
"'What about lower ranking soldiers?' Lee asked. 'They don't have guards assigned to them. Why shouldn't they be allowed to carry their own handguns for self-defense?'"
"'Well, there's a danger that these personal weapons would be inappropriately used,' Milley replied. 'Do we really want troops to make the decision to discharge their weapons before being give the order to do so by a commanding officer? Can we afford to break this link in the chain of command just to save a few lives in the lower ranks? Asking a handful of soldiers to sacrifice themselves in order to keep their superiors safer better prioritizes the human assets we have at our disposal.'"
PRIVATE WEAPONS NO BUT THAT NOT PRECLUDING THE USE OF MILITARY ISSUED WEAPONRY OF SOME SORT. A HANDGUN, HOLSTER, AMMO, AND PROPER TRAINING IN THE USE OF SAME WITH QUALIFICATION TO INCLUDE A MARKSMANSHIP STANDARD.