These are soldiers. Why didn't one of them shoot this guy right away when he started shooting? What kind of soldiers are we training who won't fight back to put down the evil, but run away and hide in their rooms? And how was a person being treated for mental problems able to go in like the rest of us and buy a gun. Everyone I know had a background check to get a gun. And I live in a free state where guns are OK.
However silly this may sound, military personnel on a military base do not walk around with weapons! Once the shooting starts the base goes into lock down and only specified military personnel can get their hand on weapons and begin to fight back/ Today's military bases are enormous and included more civilians than military personnel. If the military people walked around with weapons there would be chaos if shooting were to start. You could have people firing weapons in all directions all thinking they were aiming at the bad guy(s). It may sound silly, but it is indeed for safety reasons.
Did this shooter convert to Islam recently? The press will cover this up if he did. The soldiers are denied benefits from the terror attack while Nidal Hassan was paid $287,000 of our dollars thanks to the Muslim occupying the White House.