Ft. Hood: "wishing he too had a gun"
Pfc Marquest Smith, in hiding, "He lay low for several minutes, waiting for the shooter to run out of ammunition and wishing he, too, had a gun."
"Just over 5 feet tall, [officer Kimberly] Munley is an advanced firearms instructor and civilian member of Fort Hood's special reaction team. She had trained on "active shooter" scenarios after the April 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech University. She didn't wait for backup.
As Munley approached the squat, rectangular building, a soldier emerged from a door with a gunman in pursuit. The officer fired, and the uniformed shooter wheeled and charged."
At least the military will review its firearms policies,
"Private guns are not allowed on Army bases or at facilities such as the Naval Air Station Fort Worth.
Soldiers generally carry weapons on base only when there is a reason, such as a training exercise or a trip to the firing range. Personal weapons are registered with authorities on the base and stored until they are signed out."
Surprise, Brady Campaign thinks otherwise: ""This latest tragedy, at a heavily fortified Army base, ought to convince more Americans to reject the argument that the solution to gun violence is to arm more people with more guns in more places," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence." Whatever that's supposed to mean.