What? Guns for Military Personnel – End of an Era

By John Farnam

Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war. The Ministry of Truth with lies. The Ministry of Love with torture, and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy. They are deliberate exercises in ‘Doublethink’” ~ George Orwell

Hypocrisy on the wane. Evidence of the end of the “BHO era:

In a startling reversal of policy, doubtless generated by DJT’s electoral victory, formally risk-averse “Pentagonests” have now decided that our military personnel can request to carry privately-owned, concealed handguns on government facilities, “… for personal protection.”


Guns are suddenly okay, after even mentioning them was forbidden for decades?

Our current Army Chief of Staff, who vehemently opposes this change in policy, has apparently been overridden! In fact, he, and all other politically-correct BHO-era generals and admirals, should probably head for the exit now, and make room for genuine, and armed, warriors!

Of course, this new policy will get off to a creaky start, as there will predictably be much push-back among fearful hoplophobes, of whom there are still many.

I wonder what families of the many “unarmed & murdered” military personnel think about this precipitous change in policy. Maybe a tinge of bitterness that it took an election to bring it about?

Of course, none of this would be taking place at all if HRC, who will enjoy armed bodyguards for the rest of her life, had won!

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Hypocrisy is endemic to leftists, and lofty rhetoric is invariably belied by lack of personal respectability:

“Super-celestial thoughts, forever discredited by subterranean conduct”

… as Voltaire put it, back in an age when pointing out blatant hypocrisy on the part of prevaricators in government wasn’t banned as “politically incorrect.”

Those protected by armed bodyguards piously declaring that “ordinary” citizens, including Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen, can’t be trusted with guns, is the height of hypocrisy!

We’ll now see a little less of it!

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of oneself.” ~ Jane Addams


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Nice to see the author included the ‘Kinyun Kountdown’ clock with this article.

Wesley Tilson

Please post the JavaScript for that countdown clock.



As for the actual approval for active military personnel to carry personally owned firearms concealed on military bases, Ill believe it when I see it. I don’t doubt some high ranking or well positioned officers might be able to get approval following a written policy change directive from DOD, but I doubt the ranks in general would ever be given the green light. As a retired US Marine with decades of experience and training both military and civilian, my frequent trips to military bases and infrequent ones to my credit union are the only place I go where I am… Read more »


What is it about non-military of any stripe that disqualifies them from obtaining a carry permit on federal reservations? For that matter, anywhere else in the country? Don’t even think about the BS about military and police being “trained” so that makes them qualified. But even if that were true, which it isn’t, what makes “untrained” people more qualified to be disarmed and vulnerable to criminals?