I was in the military. Had a guy, thought he was being cute. Walked into the NCO club with a 6 shooter strapped to his leg. Handed it to the bartender to “hang on to” for awhile.
Well, he got drunk, bartender gave him back his gun, stepped outside and began unloaded it into anything he wanted to see if it was bullet proof! Luckily, it was a six shooter and nobody was hurt. He got a Court Martial, a few months in prison, and a Dishonorable Discharge. 17 years of service down the drain. All for being stupid.
This happened on a post that was less than a mile in diameter. Our MP company had less than 200 troops. If you’ve got more people with guns and outnumber the Police Force, you are asking for trouble.
Ft Hood and the Washington Navy Yard were isolated incidents. More Troops are killed by drunk driving, drug use, or PTSD related Suicide, 22 per day, than by gunfire.