Is it fair to award the US Military with the “World’s Slowest Learners” Award? Let us take a long look at the history of disarming and distrusting US service members. How many more of your sons and daughters need to be murdered before they are “allowed” to protect themselves? 

During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we consider the Brownells Exclusive Polymer80 Glock-like frame. How difficult is it to assemble your own pistol in your workshop or garage? 

Also, we have a SOTG Homeroom for you from Crossbreed Holsters. When it comes to being an armed citizen and dangerous on demand, there are two “A” questions; Allowed and Able. We speak to both. 

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A key sentry during the bomb attack that killed 221 U.S. servicemen had no magazine in his rifle when a truck loaded with explosives barreled into the Marine headquarters, a Marine officer said today.

Col. Tim Geraghty, commander of the Marines in Beirut, said two days before the attack they had been warned that a car bombing was imminent. Asked if there was any culpability on the part of sentries, Geraghty, replied, ”No.”

”We receive a lot of warnings,” he said. ”It is not uncommon.”

The sentry, who was not identified, was uninjured by the explosion.

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The Pentagon recently released detailed guidance that allows U.S. military personnel to carry privately owned, concealed firearms on base, a move that the Army’s service chief argued against publicly.

“Arming and the Use of Force,” a Nov. 18 Defense Department directive approved by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, lays out the policy and standards that allow DoD personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties.

But the lengthy document also provides detailed guidance to the services for permitting soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard personnel to carry privately owned firearms on DoD property, according to the document.

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Zachary Markel, affectionately known as the Shipping Ogre, is an intricate member of the Student of the Gun team. Zachary co-hosts the radio show, publishes the material for public consumption and produces Morning Mindset with Paul G. Markel. As the Shipping Ogre, Zach oversees the SOTG Gear store. He ensures that every package he touches is handled with care.