DoD recommends private gun registration, centralized storage on bases, other absurdities
As we witness our Armed Forces recruitment efforts repeatedly falling drastically short of even minimum maintenance goals, the Department of Defense, in its infinite wisdom, now cynically manufactures yet another significant reason for young Americans not to enlist.
Under the laughable pretext of “lethal-means reduction,” a new DOD report, “Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military: Recommendations from the Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee,” consists of a demand for active-duty troops to “register” all privately owned guns, even those troopers who are in possession of valid, state-issued CCW permits.
This will, of course, immediately bring about a demand on the part of “woke” base commanders that all privately owned guns (now “registered”) be subsequently removed from homes (on-base or off) of troopers, including officers and NCOs, and locked up “for safe-keeping” within a base armory.
Of course, rightful owners will never see their guns again.
Excerpt from pages 10-11:
On DoD property, raise the minimum age for purchasing firearms and ammunition to 25 years. ...
Require anyone living on DoD property in military housing to register all privately owned firearms with the installation’s arming authority and to securely store all privately owned firearms in a locked safe or with another locking device.
Another part of this impending new policy is that “twenty-five” is to become the new minimum age for any soldier, sailor, airman, or marine to privately own any kind of gun, again, even when the trooper already has a valid CCW permit.
So we put into the hands of 18-year-olds automatic weapons that we don’t teach them to use (because they’re all too busy attending “transgender sensitivity” classes), and then we prohibit them from obtaining, or training with, their own weapons.
Even when troopers reach the age of 25 (in the unlikely event they’re still around), guns that they do privately own they can’t keep with them, as all guns must be locked up and under the control of the base commander.
At this rate, few young recruits will be joining up. Fewer still will re-enlist.
It makes one wonder whom DOD is really working for.
“Where there is trust, no proof is necessary. Where there is none, no proof is possible.”