Ten years ago this month, 13 Americans died and more than 30 were wounded when one of our own opened fire at Fort Hood.
Speculation immediately began as to then-U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan’s motive for attacking the military base in Texas. At his trial, Hasan said believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. It also came to light that he had sought mental health treatment upon becoming distressed as an Army psychiatrist listening to the accounts of service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the fact remains that he had nearly unrestricted access to firearms, and that’s the commonality that ties Fort Hood to so many other tragic U.S. mass shootings.
America’s problem is not radical Islamic terror, or even domestic terror, and it’s certainly not video games. It’s dangerous people with uninhibited access to firearms. We must stop them from getting their hands on guns, killing innocent Americans and causing a public outcry that endangers our Second Amendment rights.Read the source article.