Yep. Even though, I was a dental officer, I had to get Damage Control and Shipboard Firefighting training. If there is a fire, for example, on the ship... the firefighters are whoever is THERE. If the ship takes a hit and is taking on water in YOUR space... Tag! YOU'RE IT!I don't care how much it cost, I don't give a flying rat's patoot about training pipeline times or anything else, but EVERYone that wears a uniform ought to have training in defending their base. Just like on a ship, it should be a matter of daily routine to practice those skills. The local SO can show up if they want, but they'd be climbing over several dozen Sailors and Marines who likely already would have had the Saudi 2nd LT in question well into the Swiss cheese category. But that's just me... and it's not like any of the powers that be would listen to what I have to say.
I agree, the same should OBVIOUSLY be true regarding a threat to the base or the ship.
If that's true, that's some MORE BS, right there. Good lord.Back to the subject of the gun for a second. The Daily Mail is reporting tonight that the weapon was a Glock 45, and it was purchased at a LGS. According to their article, there is some sort of exception to the rule IF the visiting national has a hunting license, and apparently this guy had one. I admit I don't know what laws regarding what might allow a visiting Saudi flight student to be able to purchase a firearm, but I'm sure it's gonna be common knowledge around LGSs and local ranges right quick!