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It seems crazy to me that a military base of all places, our armed forces, doesnt actually have people armed to shoot back.

Anyone remember trying to steal the Apache in GTA3 Vice City and failing hard, getting engaged by like 100 army guys as soon as you stepped foot on base? I always thought military bases of all things were just packed with people carrying everywhere they went on base. Guess not.
 

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It seems crazy to me that a military base of all places, our armed forces, doesnt actually have people armed to shoot back.

Anyone remember trying to steal the Apache in GTA3 Vice City and failing hard, getting engaged by like 100 army guys as soon as you stepped foot on base? I always thought military bases of all things were just packed with people carrying everywhere they went on base. Guess not.

Well, military bases are Federal property which means there are likely fewer people armed at any given time or place since the only people that can legally carry a firearm would be military police.

You're more likely to have a random citizen armed at a Walmart than on base, imo.
 

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– Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after two people fired shots toward the base.

Authorities with JBSA-Lackland said the two people were off-base when they opened fire near the Valley Hi gate. They then fled the scene on foot.

“JBSA emergency responders are working with the San Antonio Police Department to clear the area and search for the shooters,” authorities said.

There is not an active shooter at the base and no hits have been confirmed. JBSA said there were trainees in the area of the shooting, but no injuries have been reported.

The base is still on lockdown, authorities said just before 1:30 p.m.

At around 12:30 p.m., Joint Base San Antonio told personnel that they should take immediate cover.

“Active Shooter warning for all JBSA-Lackland personnel,” JBSA stated in a tweet. “All base personnel implement LOCKDOWN procedures immediately and take cover. Real World LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN, LOCKDOWN.”
 

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Well, military bases are Federal property which means there are likely fewer people armed at any given time or place since the only people that can legally carry a firearm would be military police.

You're more likely to have a random citizen armed at a Walmart than on base, imo.

That's crazy to me.
 

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That's crazy to me.

Yep. The guys working the gate checkpoints in full uniform are unarmed. Sometimes there are MPs and sometimes security contractors that are armed.

MIl working border ops are very rarely armed. Seen a few with M4s but no magazine. I recall a few ads at the clearing barrel back in the day lol.


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It seems crazy to me that a military base of all places, our armed forces, doesnt actually have people armed to shoot back.

Anyone remember trying to steal the Apache in GTA3 Vice City and failing hard, getting engaged by like 100 army guys as soon as you stepped foot on base? I always thought military bases of all things were just packed with people carrying everywhere they went on base. Guess not.
Depending on the base, there is a good amount of armed response. I don't think it's particularly difficult to get a weapon on base, but God help you if you get caught with one....
 

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