You know, if a soldier REALLY wants to kill another soldier, they just wait till they're at the range, or you know....do what Hasan did.
Soldiers should be able to carry at all times
I'll post as I did on another forum, that in general we agree just we disagree on the aspect of training and who should carry. I know you're past infantry, but that does not take away from the realistic point of view that it'll change the modern military and how it operates.
Inventory, supervision and training will add another micro-managemetn point of view to the common soldier's daily life.
If it has to be all or nothing, I'll contradict myself and make it so all can carry. Just put good training behind it for the young guys. Remember, support people have a different look on firearms and may not understand the details on their ROE for an on-base shootout.
This is a reason I dig the TX CHL program. The 10 hour training session opens people's eyes to reality of shooting someone. I'd rather see the more matured folks carrying, but if I straight up had to choose, I choose what I mentioned above.
I just think it would be slick to throw the training into PLDC and call it done. I guess it makes just as much sense to throw it into boot camp.
Meh, at the end of the day I WANT to support it. I just really think there will be a lot more problems then solutions with all troops armed 24x7, drunk, sober, happy depress...etc...etc.
Frankly, as a society it needs to be decided...all armed or not? I like the CHL class as mentioned earlier... however, should the whole think be a requirement for it? Should it be optional?
Damned rabbit holes.