Congressman Steve Stockman

Representing the 36th District of Texas

Stockman files bill to repeal deadly gun ban on military bases

Sep 26, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) introduced the Safe Military Bases Act Thursday repealing the ban on the carrying of firearms on military bases.  Since the Clinton-era ban there have been two mass shootings on military bases.

“Our disarmed military bases are vulnerable targets for terrorists, as we saw in Fort Hood and the Navy Yard.  Despite that, soldiers trained to use guns cannot carry on base.  The result is two mass killings where defenseless soldiers had to watch as their friends were murdered,” said Stockman.

“Why are civilians at a restaurant are allowed to defend themselves but soldiers trained in firearms aren’t?  Why can’t we extend common sense gun laws like open carry to our soldiers?,” said Stockman.

“Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix.  No reasonable person can oppose that,” said Stockman.

The Safe Military Bases Act has not yet been assigned a bill number.