A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Lopez was apparently having a difficult time dealing with his mother's sudden death, and he seemed to have thought that the Army had tried to keep him from attending her funeral. And it also seems that he had an argument with another soldier/soldiers before the shooting.
From ABC News:
The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.
The base's senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said there is a "strong possibility" that Spc. Ivan Lopez had a "verbal altercation" with another soldier or soldiers immediately before Wednesday's shooting, which unfolded on the same Army post that was the scene of an infamous 2009 mass shooting. Argument May Have Preceded Deadly Fort Hood Attack - ABC News
Fort Hood Shooter Ivan Lopez's Chilling Facebook Post: 'The Devil Will Take Me...Green Light And Finger Ready' | Fox News Latino
How did Lopez get the weapon on base anyway?
There's absolutely nothing stopping anyone from bringing a firearm on base. Nothing. In fact during my pre-deployment a soldier smuggled his wife on base. He smuggled her the next day, too.
Just because you make a no-gun rule doesn't mean there's anything in place to enforce it. There's no magic forcefield just because you made a rule.
Last edited by Jerry; 04-04-14 at 06:51 AM.
Military personnel should be allowed to carry guns when in their bases, if civilians in the state of TX can do it I dont see why men in uniform shouldnt, they are trained to use them more than your ordinary civilian and could have put a stop to his the moment it happened.